# Word Problem 13

**Problem 13: A man spends 12-1/2% of his money and after spending 75% of the remainder, he had Rs 175 left.The money he had at first was;**

**a. Rs 2000 b. Rs 1750 c. Rs 700 d, Rs 800**

**Percentage calculation –**

**Solution:**

Let the man has amount of ‘y’ Rs in the beginning;

First spending is 12-1/2% or 12.5% of ‘y’ Rs !

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Remaining amount will be calculated by subtracting this spent amount from the original amount !

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Second spending is 75% of this remaining amount ;

Now in the end the remaining amount is to be calculated by subtracting second spending from first remaining amount;

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But second remaining amount is given to be Rs 175

So, the he had Rs 800 in his hands before spending