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    Write An Equation

    Write an equation and solve using your equation.

    A women spent two-thirds of her money. She lost two-thirds of the remainder and then had $4 left. With how much money did she start?
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    Quote Originally Posted by magentarita View Post
    Write an equation and solve using your equation.

    A women spent two-thirds of her money. She lost two-thirds of the remainder and then had $4 left. With how much money did she start?
    Let woman started with $ x

    money spent = \frac{2}{3}x

    money remaining = x - \frac{2}{3}x=\frac{1}{3}x

    money lost = \frac{2}{3}\times \frac{1}{3}x = \frac{2}{9}x

    money remaining after losing, = \frac{1}{3}x-\frac{2}{9}x

    4= \frac{1}{3}x-\frac{2}{9}x

    now, can you finish it ???
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    yes...

    Quote Originally Posted by Shyam View Post
    Let woman started with $ x

    money spent = \frac{2}{3}x

    money remaining = x - \frac{2}{3}x=\frac{1}{3}x

    money lost = \frac{2}{3}\times \frac{1}{3}x = \frac{2}{9}x

    money remaining after losing, = \frac{1}{3}x-\frac{2}{9}x

    4= \frac{1}{3}x-\frac{2}{9}x

    now, can you finish it ???
    Yes, I can now finish. Thank you. This is my BIGGEST problem. For some unknown reason, I have not been able to create the needed equation(s) to solve word problems. If I can somehow learn how to do that, math would become my best buddy.
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