# SOLUTION: Sam spends \$10 more than half of his money. If this amount of money is the same as \$60 more than one-seventh of his money, how much money did Sam have to begin with?

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 Question 471960: Sam spends \$10 more than half of his money. If this amount of money is the same as \$60 more than one-seventh of his money, how much money did Sam have to begin with?Answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15649)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Sam spends \$10 more than half of his money. If this amount of money is the same as \$60 more than one-seventh of his money, how much money did Sam have to begin with? : Let x = original amt : x - (.5x+10) = x + 60 x - .5x - 10 = x + 60 .5x = x + 60 + 10 .5x = x + 70 multiply by 7, results: 7(.5x) = x + 7(70) 3.5x - x = 490 2.5x = 490 x = x = \$196, his original amt : : Check this in the given statement; half 196 = 98 196 - (98+10) = (196) + 60 196 - 108 = 28 + 60 88 = 88