Posted by Marie on Thursday, November 1, 2007 at 5:31pm.
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?
22 24
 = 
120 x
2880

22x
x=130.9
Is this correct?

Math  Reiny, Thursday, November 1, 2007 at 5:38pm
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
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