# How much did Mark save if Carlos saved a total of 11.40 more than Mark?

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In summary, Mark and Carlos started saving money at the same time, and Mark saved 1.20 more than Carlos each day. If Carlos saved a total of 11.40 more than Mark, then Mark would have saved 45.60.
Mark and carlos started saving money at the same time. Mark saved 1.20 daily and Carlos saved 0.30 more than Mark each day. How much did Mark save if Carlos saved a total of 11.40 more than Mark?

My Effort:

Mark saved 1.20 daily.

Carlos saved 1.50 daily.

Let M = total saved by Mark.

1.20/1.50 = M/(11.40)

Solve for M.

Is this correct?

$1.20t + 11.40 = 1.50t$ where $t$ is the number of days ...

solve for $t$, then determine how much Carlos saved

skeeter said:
$1.20t + 11.40 = 1.50t$ where $t$ is the number of days ...

solve for $t$, then determine how much Carlos saved

Your Latex is blocked by the letters.

Do you mean 1.20t + 11.40 = 1.50t?

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1.20t + 11.40 = 1.50t

1.20t - 1.50t = -11.40

-0.3t = -11.40

t = -11.40/-0.3

t = 38

Your calculation for time is correct ... now answer the question stated in the problem.

Mark has saved 1.20 * 38 = 45.60.

RTCNTC said:
Mark and carlos started saving money at the same time.
Mark saved 1.20 daily and Carlos saved 0.30 more than Mark each day.
How much did Mark save if Carlos saved a total of 11.40 more than Mark?

My Effort:
Mark saved 1.20 daily.
Carlos saved 1.50 daily.
Let M = total saved by Mark.
1.20/1.50 = M/(11.40)
Solve for M. Is this correct?
So that results in M = 9.12
You can tell right away that's not correct.

Regarding this sentence in problem:
"Mark saved 1.20 daily and Carlos saved 0.30 more than Mark each day."
Why d'heck did whoever made up that problem not simply say:
"Mark saved 1.20 daily and Carlos saved 1.50 daily."?
Many math teachers suffer from diarrhea of the mouth!

skeeter said:
Your calculation for time is correct ... now answer the question stated in the problem.

This has been my greatest struggle with math. It is not easy to create an equation from written information, as you can see. I need more practice converting word problems to equations.

I like the challenge but working 40 hours per week with only two days to play with does not buy me enough time to properly study math. I never give up! What else can take the place of math? It's not like I'm super popular with females. Know what I mean?

## 1. How can I calculate the amount that Mark saved?

To calculate the amount that Mark saved, you will need to know the total amount saved by Carlos and the difference between their savings. The formula for Mark's savings would be: Mark's savings = Carlos' savings - 11.40.

## 2. What is the significance of Carlos saving 11.40 more than Mark?

The significance of Carlos saving 11.40 more than Mark is that it is the difference between their savings. This information is necessary to calculate the amount that Mark saved.

## 3. Can I determine Mark's savings if I only know the total savings of both individuals?

No, you will also need to know the difference between their savings in order to calculate Mark's savings. This difference is represented by the 11.40 that Carlos saved more than Mark.

## 4. Is there a specific formula for calculating Mark's savings in this scenario?

Yes, the formula for Mark's savings is: Mark's savings = Carlos' savings - 11.40.

## 5. How do I know if my calculation of Mark's savings is correct?

You can verify your calculation by checking if the amount you calculated matches the difference between Carlos' savings and 11.40. If they are the same, then you have correctly calculated Mark's savings.

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