Word Problem

Word Problem

Postby Guest » Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:38 pm

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?





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Re: Word Problem

Postby Guest » Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:04 am

Suppose Kathy has x money.
1/2 x or x/2 are spent on groceries.
[tex]\frac{1}{4}\cdot \frac{x}{2}[/tex] she spends to by gas.

And we know that she left with $5

[tex]x - \frac{x}{2} - \frac{1}{4}\cdot \frac{x}{2} = 5[/tex]

Is it clear?

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