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jonboy
07-06-2006, 08:33 PM
Yik received an amount of money as a gift. She spend one-fifth of it for a new pair of shoes. She had $160.00 left. How much money was the gift?

a. $35 c. $192
b. $200 d. $240

I keep on arriving at $32.

160*1/5=32
160+32=192
192-160=32

What did I do wrong?

pka
07-06-2006, 08:46 PM
All you must do is solve:G - \left( {1/5} \right)G = 160

jonboy
07-06-2006, 08:51 PM
Ok.

G - \left( {1/5} \right)G = 160
4/5G=160
x=200

Thank you. Answer choice b.