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Mr Lee spent 1/12 of his money on a.belt and 1/4 of it on books. He had $240 left. How much did he spend on the books?

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  1. amount spent = 1/12 + 1/4 = 1/3
    So (2/3) of his money is left

    (2/3)x = 240
    x = 240(3/2) = 360

    so he spent (1/4)(360) or $90 on books

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