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Fiona spent 1/4 of her monthly salary on clothes and 2/3 of the remaining on shoes. She saved 1/4 of what was left and spent the rest on groceries. She spent $437.50 more on shoes than on groceries.
a) How much money did she spend on clothes every month?
b) If Fiona saves the same amount of money every month, how much will she save in a year?

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  1. clothes: 1/4
    shoes: 2/3 * 3/4 = 1/2
    saved: 1/4 * 1/4 = 1/16
    groceries: 3/16
    so, if she started with $x, we now have
    1/2 x = 3/16 x + 437.50
    x = $1400
    Now you can answer the questions

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