**Sean and Tim had some money at first. Sean gave Tim $60 and both of them had the same amount of money. If Tim were to return $54 to Sean, the ratio of Sean’s money to Tim’s money would be 5:2.a) How much money did Sean have at first?b) What is the ratio of Sean’s money to Tim’s money at first?Solution**

1.5 units ----- $54

1 unit ----- $54 divided 1.5 = $36

**a)**

Sean at first

3.5 units + $60

= (3.5 x $36) + $60

= $126 + $60

= $186

**Answer: Sean had $186 at first.**

**b)**

After Sean gives Tim $60, but before Tim returns $54:-

Sean ----- $126

Tim ----- $126

At first,

Sean ----- $186

Tim ----- $126 - $60 = $66

Sean : Tim

186 : 66

31 : 11

**Answer: The ratio was 31 : 11.**

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