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Danish is throwing Rohan a surprise birthday party but he has to stay within his budget. He spent half of his money plus \$2.00 on the cake. Half of what he had left plus \$2.00 was spent on balloons and streamers. Then he spent half of what he had left plus \$1.00 on candy. Now he is out of money.

posted Oct 6, 2014

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It should be 20.
Half of 20 - 2 = 8
Half of 8 - 2 = 2
half of 2 - 1 = 0.

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