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6-23.

Together, Lucia and Ben have saved $150. Lucia saved $2 for every $1 that Ben saved. How much money did each person save? Homework Help ✎

Let's say that Lucia and Ben saved their money at the same time.
Together they saved a sum of $3.

If Lucia and Ben saved $150 up to this point and saved $3 each time, how many times did they have to save?
Try using division.

In this case, Lucia and Ben must have saved 50 separate times.
We also know that each of the 50 times, Lucia saved $2.
Using multiplication, can you now find how much Lucia saved on her own?

Lucia saved $100. Now do you know how much Ben saved?