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Earl spent $1540 on a sofa. He spent 1/5 of his remaining money on a vase. He then had 1/4 of his orignal sum of money left. How much money did Earl have at first?

 Sep 21, 2021
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x = original amount

 

x - 1540       amount after sofa purchase

 

   spending 1/5   means 4/5 is left

       4/5 ( x - 1540)       and this equals    1/4x

 

 

4/5 (x - 1540) = 1/4 x               Now, just solve for 'x'  ......cheeky

 Sep 21, 2021
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