Posted by PLEASE HELP on Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at 10:21pm.
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?

Math  Anonymous, Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at 10:23pm
Let x = money to start
5/8x  1/2(5/8x) = 6.25
Solve for x.

Math  Anonymous, Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at 10:26pm
if he spent 1/2 of what was left on a magazine then he had 12.50 before he bought the magazine. Maybe you could use this as a starting point.
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