# Math

During the past month, you withdrew \$22 from your savings account and then deposited \$24. If your balance at the end of the month is \$120, how much did you have in your account at the beginning of the month?

22 24
-- = --
120 x

2880
----
22x

x=130.9

Is this correct?

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1. No, this is not a multiplication or division statement.

Simply look at it this way, your balance increased by \$2. and it is now \$120
So it must have been \$118

I you feel you must set this up as an equation, you could say

x - 22 + 24 = 120 and solve this to get
x = 118

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