Write an equation to solve each problem. Two brothers are saving money to buy tickets to a concert. Their combined savings is $55. One brother ha s $15 more than the other. How much has each saved?

Ernstfalld 2020-11-09 Answered
Write an equation to solve each problem. Two brothers are saving money to buy tickets to a concert. Their combined savings is $55. One brother ha s $15 more than the other. How much has each saved?
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Corben Pittman
Answered 2020-11-10 Author has 83 answers
Now x = the first brother and y = second brother.
Their combined x+y=55
One brother has 15 more than the other. x=y15
Let, solve the two equation together by substitute (y15)+y=55. Place the values of x from the second equation
y15+y=55
2y15=55
2y=55+15 Move -15 to the order side
2y=70
2y2=702 Divide by -4
y=35 and x=3515=20 One of the two brother has 35 and the other has 20
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