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Harry spent one third of his money on a hat, 1/6 of his money on socks, and $12.00 on a tie. How much did Harry spend?

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    Let x = total amount spent.

    1/3x + 1/6x + 12 = x

    2/6x + 1/6x + 12 = x

    1/2x + 12 = x

    12 = 1/2x

    12 / 0.5 = x

    24 = x

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