# math

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Mr.Shea saved \$2,500 in April. His monthly salary is Twice the amount he saved in April. In May, he saved a certain amount of money.He spent \$4,200 more than the amount he saved. How much did he save in May.

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April savings -- 2500
Salary -- 5000
May saving --- x
Amount spent in May = x + 4200

x + 4200 = 5000
x = 800

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lets say X is the saved money in May.
He spend 4200 more than X. It meant X+4200 is the money that he spent.
So, X + (X+4200) needs to be 5000.
Therefore, X=400. He saved 400 dollars in May

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800

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He saved \$2,500 in April.
He earned \$5,000 in May.
Thus he had a total of \$7,500
Total spent in May - \$4,200 + \$2,500+X
X= Amount saved in May
Thus total = Amount spent + Amount saved
Thus total = \$4,200 + #2,500 + X + X
\$7,500 = \$4,200 + \$2,500 + 2X
Solve for X
\$7,500 = \$6,700 + 2X
2X = \$800
X = \$400

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my brain hurts

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400

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9200 you poopybutt

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This question was written by a moron. Where does it say that he could only spend his monthly salary? What happened to the \$2500 he saved last month, or the rest of the money he has in the bank? He could've saved any amount from \$1-5000. Not to mention the bigger problem. If he spent \$4200 more than he "saved" then the real answer is \$0. He didn't really save anything.