John and George had some money at first. John spent 2/5 of his money and had $240 left. George spent 4 times as much money as John and had 1/3 of his money left. How much money did George have at first?

Guest Apr 15, 2021

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**"John spent 2/5 of his money and had $240 left."**

First, we know that 3/5 of the money is $240 dollars. If we want to figure out 1/5 of the money we just have to divide 240 by 3!

240 divided by 3 is 80!

To figure out 2/5 we just multiply 80 by 2 which is 160!

**"George spent 4 times as much money as John and had 1/3 of his money left"**

We know that John spent $160 so 4 times 160 is just multiplication!

4 times 160 is 640!

We know that 640 is 2/3 of George's money, so to figure out 1/3 we just divide 640 by 2!

620 divided by 2 is 320!

320 is 1/3 so multiplying 320 by 3 will get us our answer

**The full amount of George's money is 960!**

Hope this helped!

SirAkko Apr 15, 2021