# Jolene lost her wallet at the mall. It had $10 in it. When she got home her brother felt sorry for her and gave her $5.75. What is the overall change in the amount of money Jolene has?

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Oct 29, 2017

#### Answer:

That would be $4.25 less than she had.

#### Explanation:

10 - 5.75 = 4.25

So as she lost more than she gained, I’d express it as -$4.25 or $4.25 lost.