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Gary made four times as much money as Joel over the summer. combined, the two made $475. How much money did each boy earn?

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asked 2021-06-27
Gary made four times as much money as Joel over the summer. combined, the two made $475. How much money did each boy earn?

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2021-06-29
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2021-08-04

Let x dollars be the amount that Joel made over the summer.
If Gary made four times as much as Joel, then Gary made 4x dollars.
Combined they then made \(x+4x=5x\) dollars.
Since the combined amount the made is $475, then \(5x=475\).
Dividing both sides by 5 then gives \(\displaystyle{x}={\frac{{{475}}}{{{x}}}}={95}\)
Joel then earned \(x=$95\) and Gary earned \(4x=4(95)=$380\).

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