# Word problem

### Word problem

After spending $200 dollars at the store, Eric has 20% of his money left. How much did he start with? I know the answer is$250, but I cannot figure out the equation that proves this.

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### Re: word problem

Let X = start amount
(200/X) = (80/100)
80 x X = 200 x 100
X = 20000/80
X = 250

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