anonymous
  • anonymous
hmmm .. this is the problem .. claire spent 3/8 of her money and found she had P24.00 left. how much money did she have at first?
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anonymous
  • anonymous
let the earlier money be x
anonymous
  • anonymous
so now given that chaire spent 3/8 of her money so she spent 3/8x money
anonymous
  • anonymous
now given that the left money is P24.00

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anonymous
  • anonymous
Alright, since we don't know the original price we'll let it be "x". Now, let's translate the following statement. Claire spent 3/8 of her money (x) and found she had left = 24.00 now let's re-write it and you'll get: 3/8(x) = 24 solve for x and you'll find how much she had ^_^
anonymous
  • anonymous
so x-(3/8)*x = 5x/8
anonymous
  • anonymous
sorry 3x/8 = P24.00
anonymous
  • anonymous
you're supposed to get x = 64 ^_^ give it a try
anonymous
  • anonymous
SO 3x = P24.00 * 8
anonymous
  • anonymous
x = (P24.00*8)/3 = 192.00/3
anonymous
  • anonymous
so x = P64.00
anonymous
  • anonymous
did you get it gel? :)

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