Posted by **jeri** on Friday, September 21, 2012 at 5:23am.

benjie spent 1/3 of his money on clothes and 1/4 of the remainder on food. if he had 180 pesos left, how much did he have first?

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**Reiny**, Friday, September 21, 2012 at 8:57am
original amount --- x

after buying clothes , he has 2/3 x left

spends 1/4 of that, leaving him with

(3/4)(2/3)x

so (3/4)(2/3)x = 180

(1/2) x = 180

x = 360

check:

after spending 1/3 of 360 , he is left with 240

1/4 of that is 60 , so that leaves him with 180

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