Posted by **joan** on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at 11:55am.

ivested $1,500 in the stock market on january 1, she lost 1/3 of it by the end of january and 2/5 of the remaininbg amount by the end of february. how nmuch did she have left?

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**Ms. Sue**, Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at 11:58am
Joan/Sydney -- please do not change screen names.

I'll be glad to check your work.

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**joan**, Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at 12:01pm
i'm not sure what a 1/5 is of 200. or 3/4

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**Ms. Sue**, Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at 12:05pm
In math problems, "of" means multiply.

(1/5) * 200/1 = 200/5 = 40

Study this site.

http://www.mathsisfun.com/fractions_multiplication.html

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