Posted by joan on .
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,
Joan/Sydney  please do not change screen names.
I'll be glad to check your work. 
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joan,
i'm not sure what a 1/5 is of 200. or 3/4

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Ms. Sue,
In math problems, "of" means multiply.
(1/5) * 200/1 = 200/5 = 40
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