Posted by **Chelsea** on Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at 3:14pm.

For whatever reason I'm drawing a huge blank on this problem.

Shane returned from a trip to Las Vegas with $300.00, which was 50% more money than he had at the beginning of the trip. How much money did Shane have at the beginning of his trip?

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**Damon**, Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at 3:17pm
x = beginning amount

300 = 1.5 x

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**Damon**, Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at 3:18pm
because 50% more = 100% + 50% which is 1.5

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**Chelsea**, Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at 4:12pm
Thank You!

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**sanjida**, Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 12:36pm
$200

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**Asia**, Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 3:36pm
X+x/2=300

Put x over one and find the common denominator so that it can be added with x over 2. The common demoninator would be two. The new equation will be 2x/2+x/2=300.

Combine like terms so that the equation is 3x/2=300

then cross multiply. The equation will now be 600/3=300x/1

X=200

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