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 By: achieve_goal (offline)  Tuesday, October 18 2011 @ 12:17 AM CDT (Read 1248 times)
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Marty used 5/8 of her savings to buy a watch and 1/4 of her savings to buy a bag. She paid \$80 for the watch. How much did she pay for the bag?

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 By: keeferae (offline)  Tuesday, October 18 2011 @ 03:23 AM CDT
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Total = 5/8 + 3/8

Used 5/8 to buy a watch -------> convert to 20/32 (multipy by 4/4)
Remainder = 3/8

Of the 3/8, 1/4 is used to buy a bag -------> 3/8 x 1/4 = 3/32

Therefore savings = 3/8 x 3/4 = 9/32

From the above, 20u is used to buy the watch, 3u is used to buy the bag and savings is 9u.

If Marty paid \$80 for the watch ---------> 20u = \$80
1u = \$80/20 = \$4

Therefore, Marty used 3u x \$4 = \$12 to buy a bag.

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 By: myluckystar111 (offline)  Tuesday, October 18 2011 @ 03:51 AM CDT
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Hi,

My solution to your problem is as follows:

Draw bar model to show :

Total savings = 8 units
Savings spent on watch = 5 units
Savings spent on bag = 2 units (because 1/4 equals to 2/8)

5 units ---> \$80
1 unit ---> \$80/5 = \$16
2 units ---> \$16 x 2 = \$32

Savings spent on bag = \$32

Ans : \$32

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 By: achieve_goal (offline)  Tuesday, October 18 2011 @ 08:41 AM CDT
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thanks!

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 By: TEOTECKWAH (offline)  Tuesday, October 18 2011 @ 08:48 AM CDT
TEOTECKWAH

first u need to 80/5=16
then, 16x2=32
ANS:32

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