# Word Problem

Kathy had some money. She spent half the money on groceries. She spent 1/4 of what she had left on gas. Then she had $5.00 left. How much did she start with? Guest ### Re: Word Problem Suppose Kathy has x money. 1/2 x or x/2 are spent on groceries. $\frac{1}{4}\cdot \frac{x}{2}$ she spends to by gas. And we know that she left with$5

$x - \frac{x}{2} - \frac{1}{4}\cdot \frac{x}{2} = 5$

Is it clear?

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