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Fred was given some pocket money. He spent 1/3 of his money to buy games and saved 2/3 of the remainder. He used the rest of the money on food. If he spent $120 altogether, how much did he save?

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  1. x to start
    1/3 x spent on games, leaving 2/3 x
    4/9 x saved, leaving 2/9 x

    x/3 + 2/9 x = 120
    5/9 x = 120

    4/9 x = 96 was saved

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