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?

math  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.

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

math  Ms. Sue, Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at 12:05pm
In math problems, "of" means multiply.
(1/5) * 200/1 = 200/5 = 40
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