# SOLUTION: JOHN SYAYS TO BRENDA, "IF YOU GIVE ME SEVEN DOLLARS, WE WILL HAVE AN EQUAL AMOUNT OF MONEY." BRENDA RESPONDS, "THIS MAY BE TRUE, BUT IF YOU I GIVE ME SEVEN DOLLARS, I WILL BE ONE

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Linear Equations And Systems Word Problems Question 362416: JOHN SYAYS TO BRENDA, "IF YOU GIVE ME SEVEN DOLLARS, WE WILL HAVE AN EQUAL AMOUNT OF MONEY." BRENDA RESPONDS, "THIS MAY BE TRUE, BUT IF YOU I GIVE ME SEVEN DOLLARS, I WILL BE ONE DOLLAR SHY OF HAVING TWICE AS MUCH MONEY AS YOU." HOW MUCH MONEY DO JOHN AND BRENDA EACH HAVE?Answer by mananth(12269)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!AMOUNT OF MONEY." BRENDA RESPONDS, "THIS MAY BE TRUE, BUT IF YOU I GIVE ME SEVEN DOLLARS, I WILL BE ONE DOLLAR SHY OF HAVING TWICE AS MUCH MONEY AS YOU." HOW MUCH MONEY DO JOHN AND BRENDA EACH HAVE? .. brenda = x John = y .. y+7=x-7 x-y=14..............1 ... x+7=2y-1 x-2y=-7-1 x-2y=-8............2 .. multiply equation 1 by -2 -2x+2y=-28 add this to 2 -x=-36 /-1 x=36 Brenda ... x-y=14 so y= 22 John ...