A man writes a check for

ddollars andccents. The clerk, in error, gave himcdollars anddcents. After spending5cents, the man finds the remaining money is twice the amount of the check. Determine the amounts.

We could represent the amount of the check as

100d + cand the amount the clerk gave him as100c + dand determine an equation to be

2(100d + c) = (100c + d) - 5

What can you do with that?

Hint? (only after you have tried)

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