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By: shirley wee (offline)  Friday, June 29 2012 @ 07:19 AM CDT (Read 1071 times)  
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Hi everyone! I am having problem solving this question. May you please help me with clear workings?

Carrie spent 1/6 of her money on a VCD player. She gave $9534 to her mother an dhad 1/4 of her original sum of money left. How much money did she have at first?

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By: GIM (offline)  Friday, June 29 2012 @ 07:40 AM CDT  
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Solution:
Spent 1/6 on VCD + Gave $9534 + Left 1/4 = 1 whole

Fraction for amount gave to mother is
1whole - (1/6 + 1/4) = 1 - 5/12 = 7/12

Therefore,
7/12 -------- $9534
1/12 -------- $9534/7 =$1362
12/12------- 12 x $1362 = $16344 (at first)

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