This is the problem: Arnie spent 1/2 of his money at the movies, 1/3 of what was left on yogurt, and his last $4 on a gift. How much did Arnie spend?
I've been able to figure out other ones similar to this problem, but for some reason I can't figure this one out. I'm not sure where to start.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Hello, Mary!
We can talk our way through thiis one . . .
Arnie spent 1/2 of his money at the movies,
1/3 of what was left on yogurt,
and his last $4 on a gift.
How much did Arnie spend?
Let = original amount of money.
He spent half of it the movies. .He spent dollars.
. . He had dollars left.
He spent a third of this on yogurt. .He spent: . dollars.
. . He had: . dollars left.
This is the $4 he spent on a gift: .
Therefore, Arnie spent $12.