# 5th grade math (word problems)

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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) -

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) -

Thank you Ms. Sue!!

• 5th grade math (word problems) -

You're welcome, Alex.

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