Posted by **Janice** on Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 3:29pm.

If I went to a store and spent $16 more than half the money I had in my pocket and was left with $16 in my pocket how much did i have when I went into the store? I'm thinkng $64 but not positive

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**drwls**, Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 4:05pm
If you went in with 64, you would have spent 32 + 16, which is 48, and you would have had 16 left. So 64 is the correct answer.

You could derived that by solving this equation:

x - (x/2 + 16) = 16

x/2 -16 = 16

x/2 = 32

x = 64

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