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Posted by on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 6:36pm.

I'm not sure how to solve the following problem. I don't think i have enough information.

Ali deposited $120 in her savings account. This represents 75% of the money she received for her birthday. She pent the rest of her money on a lego toy. How much did the lego cost?

Can someone explain how to solve this, please?

  • 5th grade math (word problems) - , Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 6:40pm

    Let x = the amount of money she received for her birthday.

    0.75x = 120

    x = 120 / 0.75

    x = $160

    160 - 120 = 40

    She spent $40 on the toy.

  • 5th grade math (word problems) - , Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 8:15pm

    Thank you Ms. Sue!!

  • 5th grade math (word problems) - , Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 8:18pm

    You're welcome, Alex.

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