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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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  1. anonymous
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    let the earlier money be x

  2. anonymous
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    so now given that chaire spent 3/8 of her money so she spent 3/8x money

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    now given that the left money is P24.00

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    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 ^_^

  5. anonymous
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    so x-(3/8)*x = 5x/8

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    sorry 3x/8 = P24.00

  7. anonymous
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    you're supposed to get x = 64 ^_^ give it a try

  8. anonymous
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    SO 3x = P24.00 * 8

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    x = (P24.00*8)/3 = 192.00/3

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    so x = P64.00

  11. anonymous
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    did you get it gel? :)

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