anonymous
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HELP WILL MEDAL AND FAN Solve the following problem by working backward. Show and explain each step. Maria received a gift of cash from her grandmother. She put two-thirds of the money in her savings account, spent twenty-five dollars on a pair of jeans, and spent half the remaining money on a DVD. If Maria has eighteen dollars left over, how much money did she receive from her grandmother?
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anonymous
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What have you gotten so far?
anonymous
  • anonymous
nothing i need help
anonymous
  • anonymous
Well, let's go through this step by step. If she has 18 after spending half on the DVD, that means she had 2*18 before the DVD, right?

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anonymous
  • anonymous
yeah
anonymous
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And 2*18 equals what?
anonymous
  • anonymous
36
anonymous
  • anonymous
Right. So now we take the amount spent on jeans and add it to 36.
anonymous
  • anonymous
25+36=61
anonymous
  • anonymous
Right. So since she spent put 2/3 in the savings account, that means we have 1/3 of the total right now at 61. So what will we multiply the 61 by to get the total?
anonymous
  • anonymous
2/3
anonymous
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Here, I'll write in equation form to make it a little easier. \[\frac{ 1 }{ 3 }*x=1\] What would x be?
anonymous
  • anonymous
2/3
anonymous
  • anonymous
idk if im right
anonymous
  • anonymous
We're MULTIPLYING, not adding.
anonymous
  • anonymous
oh then idk
anonymous
  • anonymous
3?
anonymous
  • anonymous
Hint: It's the inverse of 1/3. Right, it would be 3.
anonymous
  • anonymous
So 61*3=what?
anonymous
  • anonymous
ok thanks
anonymous
  • anonymous
No problem :)
anonymous
  • anonymous
$183
anonymous
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anonymous
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Yes, that would be it.

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