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Jake spent 3/8 of his money on a book and 1/2 of what was left on a magazine. He now has \$6.25. How much money did he start with?

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Let x = money to start

5/8x - 1/2(5/8x) = 6.25

Solve for x.

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if he spent 1/2 of what was left on a magazine then he had 12.50 before he bought the magazine. Maybe you could use this as a starting point.

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