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?

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**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

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**Braden**, Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 9:16pm
$1,200

1200/2=600

600-30% =420

420-20=400

400-75%=100

100-15=85 he had left

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