Posted by Marie on .
During the past month, you withdrew $22 from your savings account and then deposited $24. If your balance at the end of the month is $120, how much did you have in your account at the beginning of the month?
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Is this correct?
No, this is not a multiplication or division statement.
Simply look at it this way, your balance increased by $2. and it is now $120
So it must have been $118
I you feel you must set this up as an equation, you could say
x - 22 + 24 = 120 and solve this to get
x = 118