Posted by **Brandi** on Monday, March 30, 2009 at 3:45pm.

Carmen received some money for her birthday on Friday. That night, she took her friend out to dinner. She spent half of her check for dinner. Then she tipped the waiter $6. The next evening she went to dinner alone, she spent half of the money she had left, and she tipped the waiter $2. The nest night, she went to dinner again, spent half of the money she had left, and tipped the waiter $1. At this time she had $6 left. How much money did she originally have?

(Please show work, if possible.) THANK YOU!

- 6th Grade Math -
**Mr. L.**, Monday, March 30, 2009 at 3:53pm
work this question backwards

Start with the 6 dollars she had left and add up.

6 + 1 =7

7 x 2= 14

and so on...

- 6th Grade Math -
**Brandi**, Monday, March 30, 2009 at 3:58pm
Is the answer $64??

- 6th Grade Math -
**Mr. L.**, Monday, March 30, 2009 at 4:02pm
looks good to me!

- 6th Grade Math -
**Brandi**, Monday, March 30, 2009 at 4:05pm
Thank you very much!!

- 6th Grade Math -
**Mr. L.**, Monday, March 30, 2009 at 4:26pm
Wait a second....

14+2=16

16x2=32

32+6= 38

38x2 =

I think you may have forgotten the 6 dollar tip

Sorry 64 isn't quite right in my second calculation

- 6th Grade Math -
**Brandi**, Monday, March 30, 2009 at 4:57pm
So is it 76$ then???

- 6th Grade Math -
**matthew**, Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 5:09pm
28%

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