Posted by nicole on Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 8:56pm.
Lyle got paid to today. He used 1/2 of his check to
pay bills. He spent 30% of what was left on new clothes, and going out to eat. while he was out, he gave $20 to a salvation army charity santa on the street corner. He put 3/4 of what was left into savings. He lent his friend $15 and had $85 left. How much did he start with?

math  Donnie, Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 9:10pm
Lyle started with $1214.29.
What you have to do is work backwards from $85 dollars and add the amounts he spent to get $1214.
good luck,
Donnie

math  Braden, Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 9:16pm
$1,200
1200/2=600
60030% =420
42020=400
40075%=100
10015=85 he had left
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