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Skid saved 3/5 of his paycheck and spent 2/3 of the remaining money. He was then left with $10. What was the original value of Skid paycheck?

 Apr 15, 2021
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Let  his paycheck  =  P

 

If  he  saved 3/5  of  his  paycheck  he  must have spent 2/5 of it

 

And  the amount   that remains  = 3/5 P

 

So

 

P  - (2/5)P   - (2/3) (3/5)P  =  10            simplify

 

P  - (2/5)p  - (2/5)P  = 10

 

P - (4/5)P   =10

 

(1/5)P  = 10

 

P  =  10 (5/1)  =  $50

 

 

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 Apr 15, 2021

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