Earl spent $1540 on a sofa. He spent 1/5 of his remaining money on a vase. He then had 1/4 of his orignal sum of money left. How much money did Earl have at first?

Guest Sep 21, 2021

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x = original amount

x - 1540 amount after sofa purchase

spending 1/5 means 4/5 is left

4/5 ( x - 1540) and this equals 1/4x

4/5 (x - 1540) = 1/4 x Now, just solve for 'x' ......

ElectricPavlov Sep 21, 2021