# SOLUTION: how do you get the answer to jen and heather went to lunch when the bill came jen discovered that she had only 8.00 heather had enough money to pay the other part 3/5 of the bill

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 Question 552442: how do you get the answer to jen and heather went to lunch when the bill came jen discovered that she had only 8.00 heather had enough money to pay the other part 3/5 of the billAnswer by Maths68(1474)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! Let Total Bill = \$x Given Jen paid = \$8 Heather paid = x(3/5)=\$3x/5 Total Bill=Jen Paid + Heather Paid x=8+3x/5 Multiply by 5 both sides 5x=40+3x 5x-3x=40 2x=40 2x/2=40/2 x=20 3/5 of 20 = (3/5)(20)= 3*4 = 12 Bill was for \$20 Jen paid \$8 and remaining \$12 paid by Heather.