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    Fractions Word Problems and Writing Equations from Word Problems

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    Allison is saving money to buy a video game system. In the first week, her savings were $8 less than 2/5 the price of the system. In the second week, she saved 50 cents more than 1/2 the price of the system. She was still $37.00 short. Find the price of the system.

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    Let the price of the system be X, the
    1). In the first week, her savings were 2/5 * X - 8
    2). In ...

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