Posted by **heidi** on Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at 9:12pm.

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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**Reiny**, Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at 9:30pm
April savings -- 2500

Salary -- 5000

May saving --- x

Amount spent in May = x + 4200

x + 4200 = 5000

x = 800

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**taeghyun**, Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at 11:44am
here is the answer.

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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**Vinny**, Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 7:58pm
800

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**Jordan**, Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 9:05pm
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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**Jordan**, Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 9:28pm
my brain hurts

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**booger dooh**, Friday, October 24, 2014 at 7:15am
400

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**yousuckirule**, Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 6:23pm
9200 you poopybutt

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**Eric**, Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 9:08pm
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.

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