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Leon had $628 and Wayne had $2371. Every month, Leon saves $28 while Wayne saves $7. How many months will it take for both to have the same amount of

In Topics: School and Academics
> 60 days ago

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laurenf
laurenf writes:
Hi there,

Ok, first let's figure out the difference between the 2 boy's starting amounts: 2371 - 628 = $1743

So with Leon saving $28 and Wayne saving $7 but having a head start, how many months will it take Leon to catch up to Wayne.

The difference between the savings amounts is: 28 - 7 = $21.

To find how many months it will take Leon to catch up to Wayne, we take the initial difference in total amounts ($1743) and divide by how much extra Leon saves every month ($21):
1743 / 21 = 83

So it will take Leon 83 months to catch up to the amount of money Wayne has.

Attached below is a link to Education.com's math worksheet area. I'm not sure what grade this question is appropriate for, but hopefully you can find some similar word problems. Good luck!

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