# How do I solve this?

On Monday Sam withdrew half of the money he had in the bank, onTuesday he withdrew $3000, on Wednesday he withdrew half of the money he had left. If he has $5000 left in the bank, how much did Sam start with on Monday?

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- PhilomelLv 71 month agoFavorite Answer
start with the $5000. this is the half which is left so double it $10,000. Put back the $3,000. $13,000. This is half of the starting amount. double it $26,000 this is what he had on monday before the bank opened.

$26,000.

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- PinkgreenLv 71 month ago
Let $P be Sam's initial deposit in the bank, then

he withdrew

P/2+3000+(P/2-3000)/2=3P/4+1500

What he left in the bank is 5000=>

P-(3P/4+1500)=5000

=>

P/4=6500

=>

P=$26000

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- sepiaLv 71 month ago
On Monday Sam withdrew half of the money he had in the bank,

on Tuesday he withdrew $3000,

on Wednesday he withdrew half of the money he had left.

If he has $5000 left in the bank,

how much did Sam start with on Monday?

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- TomVLv 71 month ago
Beginning Amount: x

Remaining after Monday withdrawal: x - x/2

Remaining after Tuesday withdrawal: x - x/2 - 3000

Remaining after Wednesday withdrawal: (x - x/2 - 3000) - (x-x/2-3000)/2 = 5000

(x - x/2 - 3000)/2 = 5000

x/2 - 3000 = 10000

x/2 = 13000

x = 26000

Ans: $26000

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- BillLv 71 month ago
$26000. On Wednesday he withdrew half the money, so before that he had $10000. On Tuesday morning he had $13000, which was half of what he had before Monday.

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