Math grade7
posted by pretty .
Meagan bought a book for $12.00, received an allowance of $15.00, paid back a loan of $7.00, bought lunch for $8.50, earned $8.00 raking leaves, and found $2.00. She now has $22.25. How much did she start with?
Help me please. Thank you!

Miguel and Yoshi went rock climbing. Miguel climbed up 15m, back down 4 m, climbed 6 m, slid back 17 m, climbed up 22 m, rested and climbed 14 m more. Yoshi climbed 12 m, slid back 4 m, rested, climbed up 33 m and slid back 7 m. They are now together at the 40 m mark. At what level did each start climbing?

24.50

Miguel4m
Yoshi6m 
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ADD up purchases and earnings
12.00 + 15.00  7.00  8.50 + 8.00 + 2.00
=  2.50
x = money she started with
x + 2.50 = 22.25
x = 22.25 + 2.50
x = 24.75