
By: chino (offline) Thursday, September 02 2010 @ 08:07 PM CDT (Read 1992 times)



chino 
Amy and Bell had $26 altogether at first. After spending $4, Amy received $5 from Bell. They have the same amount of money now.
How much did Amy have at first ?
my ans is
26 divided by 2 = 13
13 + 4  5 = 12
model answer is 26  4 = 22
22 divide by 2 = 11
11 + 4  5 = 10
Can u help to explain if u agree with the model answer.
Thank you.

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By: geok551 (offline) Friday, September 03 2010 @ 08:12 AM CDT



geok551 
Since we do not know Amy and Bell's sharings, we will have to minus the amt spent by Amy from the total, that's
26  4 = 22
Now they have equal share, therefore
22/2 = 11
Amy has 11 only when Bell gave her 5, therefore
115 = 6
To get what Amy had at first, you have to add back what she had spent, that's is
6 + 4 =10
Hope this is clear.

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By: chino (offline) Sunday, September 05 2010 @ 05:15 AM CDT



chino 
i got it finallythanks geok551

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By: rathanackumr (offline) Monday, September 06 2010 @ 01:16 AM CDT



rathanackumr 
Model drawing attached. cheers

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By: TEOTECKWAH (offline) Sunday, October 17 2010 @ 02:54 AM CDT



TEOTECKWAH 
i got the answer. it is $10

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