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Phil Anthropist likes to give away money. One day he went to the park with a wad of cash. He gave $100 to a man feeding pigeons. He then gave half of his remaining money to a child eating an ice-cream cone. He then gave$50 to the balloon seller. He then bought a hot dog and paid for it with a $20 bill. "Keep the change for a tip," he said to the hot-dog seller. Then he gave half his remaining money to someone giving a speech on a soapbox. At this point, he had$3 left and stuck it under the collar of a stray cat. How much money did Phil have when he started?

Aug 26, 2022

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How much money did Phil have when he started?

Hello Guest!

$$x-100-\frac{x-100}{2}-50-20-\frac{x-100-\frac{x-100}{2}-50-20}{2}-3=0\\ 2x-200-x+100-100-40-x+100+x-100-70-3=0\\ \color{blue} x=313$$

313\$ did Phil have when he started.

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Aug 26, 2022