## two friends have a conversation mario tells roberto “the money i have is twice that you have” roberto answer “if you give me 6 dollars will

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two friends have a conversation mario tells roberto “the money i have is twice that you have” roberto answer “if you give me 6 dollars will we both have the same amount” how much money have each of them?​

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5 months 2021-09-05T13:56:48+00:00 1 Answers 2 views 0

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Before anyone gives anyone money, Mario has 24 dollars and Roberto has 12 dollars. After they give each other money, both of them have 18 dollars.

Step-by-step explanation:

Mario has twice as much as Roberto, BUT if Mario gives Roberto 6 dollars, then they have the same amount.

M = 2R

M – 6 = R + 6

To isolate M, you need to add 6 on both sides.

M – 6 + 6 = R + 6 + 6

M = R + 12

M = 2R

Substitute M for the value above that we found.

R + 12 = 2R

Now we subtract R on both sides, so that only one side has the variable R.

R – R + 12 = 2R – R

12 = R

M = 2R

Substitute for the value of R.

M = 2 x 12

M = 24