Question

Chris saved x dollars and spent half of his savings buying video games. After earning an additional $10 cutting grass, he had$32. If the equation one half times x plus 10 equals 32 represents the scenario, how much did he start with in his savings?

The amount of money Chris started with in his savings is $44 ### Equation • Amount Chris saved =$x
• Amount earned additional = $10 • Total amount Chris saved = 32 1/2x + 10 = 32 1/2x = 32 – 10 1/2x = 22 x = 22 ÷ 1/2 x = 22 × 2/1 x =$44