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    manhattan test question , how this can be solved ??

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    Jennifer has $400 more than Brian has. If she were to give Brian 20% of her money, then Brian would have
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    of the amount of money that Jennifer would then have. How much money does Brian currently have (before exchanging money)?

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    Re: manhattan test question , how this can be solved ??

    Let brian's money be x and Jennifer's y.
    We have:
    1) Y - x = 400
    2) X + .2y = 2/3 (.8*y)

    So (3/2)*x + .3y = .8y
    (3/2)x = .5y
    Y = 3x

    Plug that in to 1)

    3X - x = 400
    X = 200

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    Thank you this is really in very easy steps you did this question

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