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Hi, 

 Mrs Low had some money at first. She spent 2/5 of her money on bags. She then spent $340 less on clothes than on bags. In he end, she had $800 left. How much did she spent on clothes?

How to draw this model? Thank you!

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Let what she had at first be 5u.

Bags = 2u   (from 2/5 of 5u)

Clothes + 340 is also 2u

That means leftover 1u = 800 – 340 = 460

Spending on clothes = 2u – 340 = 920 – 340 = $580 ##

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  Bag  Clothes  Left   Total
Ratio   2u 2u – 340 1u + 340    5u
 Amount      800  
         

 

1u + 340 = 800

1u = 800 – 340 = 460

2u = 2 × 460 = 920

920 – 340 = 580

 

 

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