How much money would I start with if, in spending 1/5 and the 1/5 of the remaining amount, I had altogether spent 72 dollars?
Please show me how to solve this. I am currently preparing for an entrance exam and I would love if someone could help me with a few other questions over on discord. Thanks in advance.

How much money would I start with if, in spending 1/5 and the 1/5 of the remaining amount, I had altogether spent 72 dollars?
Please show me how to solve this. I am currently preparing for an entrance exam and I would love if someone could help me with a few other questions over on discord. Thanks in advance.

Notice that I get to the same place as Subhotosh Khan. His way uses fewer steps, but my way starts closer to the original words. in either case, you must solve for x.