# SOLUTION: Jake spent 3/8 of his money on videotape and 1/2 of what was left on a cassette Tape. he now has \$6.25. How much money did he start with?

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 Question 606982: Jake spent 3/8 of his money on videotape and 1/2 of what was left on a cassette Tape. he now has \$6.25. How much money did he start with?Answer by mananth(12270)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Let jake have \$x 3x/8 on video tape Balance left = x-3x/8 =5x/8 He spent (1/2) *(5x/8) on cassette tape =(5x/16) So he had a balance of (5x/8)-(5x/16) =5x/16 6.25 = 6 1/4 = 25/4 5x/16 = 25/4 x= (16*25)/(4*5) x= 20 He had \$20