After spending 1/9 of his money on a basketball and 1/4 of the remainder on a calculator, Jimmy had $54 left. How much money did he have at first?
Hi Guest! The first thing to do is find what fraction of his money Jimmy spent. To do this just add 1/9 and 1/4 then subtract your answer from 1. This will tell you what fraction of his money he had left then we know that the fraction is equal to $54 from then on just simplify and you will find your answer. You can reply to me with your answer and I will tell you if you are right :)
Let x be the original amount of money
Basketball = 1/9x
Calculator = (x - 1/9x) * 1/4x
$54 = x - 1/9x - 2/9x
x = $81