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# Finders Keepers

Mad Ade found £4. Putting that £4 together with the money he had before his good luck, he now had 5 times the amount of money he would have had if he had lost £4. How much money did Mad Ade have before he found the £4?

### Answer

Before Mad Ade found the £4, he had £6. If he had lost £4 from the £6, he would have had only £2 left. The £4 Mad Ade found plus the £6 he already had means he now has £10, which is 5 times the £2 he would have had if Mad Ade had lost £4 instead of finding £4.Hide Answer Show Answer

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Actualy, I got 1. If he had 1, and he found 4, he now has 5, which is 5 times greater than 1. And you didnt say anything about losing money... you can see it in the equation 5X=X+4, assuming 1=X.

I understand your logic, Dina, but I think you missed the part where it says "if he had lost £4", which means that initially he must have had at least £4 to lose to begin with.

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