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I borrowed money from Joe. I spent 5.50 of it on lunch, and half of the rest on a present. To repay Joe, I borrowed 10.00 from Fred. If i started and ended with no money, how much did I borrow from Joe?

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    Let x = borrowed money.

    x - 5.50 - .5(x-5.50) = 10

    Solve for x.

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