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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?

 Aug 27, 2021
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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 :)

 

 

SCZ

 Aug 27, 2021
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81?

 

sorry if I did not respond 

Svtturtles  Aug 27, 2021
edited by Guest  Aug 27, 2021
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Let x be the original amount of money 

      Basketball = 1/9x 

      Calculator = (x - 1/9x) * 1/4x

                       = 2/9x

       $54 = x - 1/9x - 2/9x

           x = $81

 Aug 27, 2021
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x - [x/9 + 1/4(x-x/9)] = 54

 

x = 81

 Aug 27, 2021

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