# Jack has $4 More than shea. Together they have$60. how much dose each have?

Dec 10, 2016

Jack has $32 and Shea has$28.

#### Explanation:

First, let's define our variables.

Let's call the money Jack has $j$.

Let's call the money Shea has $s$.

We can now write two equations we can use to solve by substitution.

j = s + $4 Because Jack has$4 more than Shea.

j + s = $60 Because together they have$60.

We can now substitute s + $4 for $j$in the second equation and solve for $s$: s +$4 + s = $60 2s +$4 = $60 2s +$4 - $4 =$60 - $4 2s =$56

(2s)/2 = ($56)/2 s =$28

We can now substitute this into the first equation and calculate $j$:

j = $28 +$4

j = \$32