Posted by **Chibueze** on Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 8:53am.

Alfred spent 1/4 of his money on food,1/3 on clothing and saved the rest.If he saved #72,000.How much did he spend on food?

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**Reiny**, Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 10:30am
the rest would be 1 - 1/4 - 1/3 = 5/12

so (5/12)x = 72000

x = 72000(12/5) = 172800

spend on food = (1/4)(172800) = 43200

curious what currency # is.

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**Anonymous**, Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 1:15am
a man spend 2/3 of his salary on food,1/5 on clothing,1/8 other expenses and save the rest. what fraction of his salary did he save

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