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This morning Tom deposited 22.25 in his bank account. At lunchtime he withdrew 40.00 and he found out that he had a balance of 85.87. What was his balance at the start of the day?

Ms. Sue
It's your turn now.
I'll be glad to check your answer. 
sam
IS IT 85.87 +40.00 =125.87 22.25 =103.62 +22.25. so is it103.62?

Ms. Sue
No. Please try again.

sam
Started with 125.87 40 =85.87

sam
sorry i just don't get it.

Ms. Sue
I'm sorry, Sam, but I goofed. Your first answer was right. It's 103.62.

sam
Thank you. I was going crazy trying to figure it out.Thank you for all your help in math

Ms. Sue
You're welcome.
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