**Both Joanne and Joseph had an equal amount of money at first. Every month, Joanne spent $850 and Joseph spent $912. After a few months, Joanne was left with $1550 while Joseph had 4/5 as much as Joanne. How much money did Joseph have at first?Solution**

Every month,

Joanne spends $850

Joseph spends $912

Difference every month

--> $912 - $850 = $62

After a few months, Joseph had 4/5 as much as Joanne,

5 units ----- $1550

1 unit ------ $1550 divided by 5 = $310

($310 is the difference between Joanne and Joseph after a certain number of months)

Number of months to achieve the $310 difference,

$310 divided by $62 = 5 (mths)

It also takes 5 months for Joseph to have 4/5 as much as Joanne.

Amount Joseph has at first,

Joseph ------ 4 units + (5 mths x $912 spent per mth)

----- (4 x $310) + (5 x $912)

= $1240 + $4560

= $5800

**Answer: $5800**

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