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I have a math story problem, can you help me solve it
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Customer: Meredith makes a $1500 down payment for a car and then pays 375 per month. Chloe makes a 2500 down payment for a car and then pays 325 per month. how many months will it take until Meredith and Chole have paid the same amount.
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Submitted: 12 days ago.
Category: Math Homework
Expert:  R.R. Jha replied 12 days ago.

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Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Meredith makes a $1500 down payment for a car and then pays 375 per month. Chloe makesa 2500 down payment for a car and then pays 325 per month. how many months will it take until Meredith and Chole have paid the same amount.
Expert:  R.R. Jha replied 12 days ago.

Suppose it takes x number of months for them to pay the same amount.

Then, Meredith pays a total of (1500 + 375x) and Chloe pays a total of (2500 + 325x)

We need to have,

1500 + 375x = 2500 + 325x

(375x - 325x) = 2500 - 1500

50x = 1000

x = 1000/50

x = 20

So, it would take 20 months until Meredith and Chloe have paid the same amount.