# Question #74ef9

##### 1 Answer

Jul 3, 2017

$75

#### Explanation:

We can create an equation to represent this situation.

Let

Mary started with

**1. Combine like terms.**

**2. Add 20 to both sides.**

**3. Divide both sides by #3/5# (or multiply both sides by #5/3# - shown here) to find x.**

She had $75 at first.

Hope this helps!