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Jane spends 1/3 of her money on snacks and 2/5 on a book. She remained with $60.00 How much money had Jane?

Jun 22, 2015 8:48am

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    • Jun 23, 2015 8:33am

      Are you wondering how to solve this problem? You can set up an equation: 1/3(x)+ 2/5(x) = 60 where x represents the original amount of money Jane had.

      • Jul 16, 2015 2:22am

        Hi Paula and Lauren. I read your question Paula and your answer Lauren. Lauren, I think that the right answer is different.

        x represents the original amount of money indeed, but Jane spent 1/3(x) + 2/5(x). This amount that she spent was subtracted from the original amount x and $60 remained. This is expressed as follows:
        x - [ 1/3(x) + 2/5(x) ] = 60 =>
        x = 225