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Question from Chris:

Tom has 12 times as much money than Bill. Together they have $325 dollars. How much does each boy have?

Hi Chris.

Think of them as equal bags of money.

Bill has one bag, Tom has twelve bags. Together it adds to $325. So start by asking yourself how much money must be in each bag.

Hope this helps,
Stephen La Rocque

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