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?

math  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

math  Anonymous, Monday, October 24, 2016 at 2:58am
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