
By: shirley wee (offline) Friday, June 15 2012 @ 11:41 AM CDT (Read 698 times)



shirley wee 
Hi everybody! I am stuck with this maths questions again.
Kenneth and Joanna were each given some money. If Kenneth spent half of the amount spent by Joanna, he would have $2400 left. If Kenneth spent twice as much as Joanna, he would would still have $900 left when Joanna had spent all her money.
a) How much money was given to Kenneth?
b) How much less money than Kenneth did Joanna have?

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By: echeewh (offline) Saturday, June 16 2012 @ 07:01 PM CDT



echeewh 
Hey Shirley,
Following pls find the worked solution:
<Cond1>
**<1u>< 2400 >
K 
J 
**<2u>
<Cond2>
**<4u>< 900 >
K 
J 
**<2u>
*Gap**< 1500 >
*Diff***< 3u >
3u > 1500
1u > 500
(a) K (at first) = 1u + 2400 > 500 + 2400 = $2900
(b) J = 2u > 2 x 500 = $1000
****Less = 2900  1000 = $1900
Joanna had $1900 less than Kenneth
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Trust the above helps.
Do let me know if this is different from the answerkey.
Cheers,
Edward

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