# amul and kim have £10.70 between them. amul has £3.70 more than kim. how much does each have

amul and kim have £10.70 between them. amul has £3.70 more than kim. how much does each have

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nakram34
29 July 2012
Hmm, thought I'd already put my answer to this. Anyway... Let Kim have K pounds, and Amul have A pounds. We know the following two things: A + K = 10.70 (from the total amount) K + 3.70 = A (Since Amul has £3.70 more than Kim). Put the second equation in the first one: K + 3.70 + K = 10.70 Therefore: 2K + 3.70 = 10.70 Subtract 3.70 from both sides: 2K + 3.70 - 3.70 = 2K 10.70 - 3.70 = 7.00 So we are left with: 2K = 7.00 Or, dividing both sides by two: K = 7.00 / 2 = 3.50 So Kim has £3.50. Amul, meanwhile, has 3.50 + 3.70 = £7.20. We can check that this works, and it does fit the total, so is the solution. Hope this helps and is clear.
jim360
29 July 2012
For such a short problem charging £20 would be rather harsh. Instead I would charge £20 for a whole hour or so of help.
jim360
30 July 2012
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jonfromtutorhub
30 July 2012
thanks
nakram34
31 July 2012
If you are not so keen on algebra (putting the problem into letters and symbols) then think of it this way:
chris_davies
12 March 2013
Subtract £3.70 from £10.70 leaving £7.00. Then share that £7.00 equally between the two people giving £3.50 each and add the £3.70 to Amul's so that he has £7.20 while Kim only has £3.50. That can be checked and gives the correct total and the correct difference.
chris_davies
12 March 2013