# A sum of money was divided between A and B so that A's share was to B's share as 5 is to 3. Also, A's share exceeded #5/9# of the whole sum by $50. What was each share?

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Dec 15, 2016

A has

#### Explanation:

Let A's share be

As such the whole sum of money is

and

As A's share exceeds

we have

or

or

Hence A has