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Joe spent 25% of his money on food. He spent 25% of the remainder on drink. He had $9 left. How much money did Joe have to start?

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  1. .25 x for food

    .25 * .75 x for drink = .1875 x

    .25 x + .1875 x = .4375 x spent

    x - .4375 x = 9

    .5625 x = 9

    x = $ 16

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