# SOLUTION: Crystallina spent her entire \$ 20 weekly allowance on books and candy last week. This week she did the same, but she spent 50 % more on candy and 12.5 % less on books. How much did

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Miscellaneous Word Problems Question 251870: Crystallina spent her entire \$ 20 weekly allowance on books and candy last week. This week she did the same, but she spent 50 % more on candy and 12.5 % less on books. How much did she spend on candy this week?Answer by richwmiller(9143)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!12.5 less=100-12.5=87.5%=.875 50% more =1.5 1.5c+.875b=20 b+c=20 b=16 c=4 check 1.5*4+.875*16=20 check 6+14=20