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?

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**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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