Posted by **Katherine** on Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at 4:45pm.

jake spent 3/8 of his money on a book and 1/2 of what was left on a magazine.he now has $6.25. how much money did he start with?

please help me i am confused...

thank you :)

- math -
**Reiny**, Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at 4:54pm
after spending 3/8 of $x he has 5x/8 left

then he spends 1/2 of that, leaving

5x/16

5x/16 = 6.25

5x = 100

x = 20

check: 3/8 of 20 = 7.5

leaving him with 20-7.5 = 12.50

1/2 of that is 6.25, leaving him with 6.25, Check!

## Answer This Question

## Related Questions

- Math - Jake spent 3/8 of his money on a book and 1/2 of what was left on a ...
- Math - Jake spent 3/8 of his money on a book and 1/2 of what was left on a ...
- Math - Jake spent 3/8 of his money on a book and 1/2 of what was left on a ...
- PreAlgebra - Jake spent 3/8 of his money on a book and 1/2 of what was left on a...
- Math - Jake spent 3/8 of is money on books and 1/2 of what is left on magazine. ...
- math - Sharon spent $2 on a magazine; then she spent half of the rest of her ...
- Math - A merchant visited 3 fairs. At the first, he doubled his money and spent...
- Algebra - Sharon Spent $2 on a magazine; then she spent half of the rest of her ...
- Algebra - Sharon Spent $2 on a magazine; then she spent half of the rest of her ...
- math - Emily spent 1/2 of her money at the grocery store. Then, she spent 1/2 of...

More Related Questions