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Question 1 of 2

Thomas spent $16 on a pair of socks and had some money remaining.

He then spent `3/8` of his remaining money on a hat and a shirt.

After that, he had only half of his original sum of money remaining.

(a) Find the fraction of money which Thomas spent on the pair of socks.

(b) The cost of the shirt is `1/5` the cost of the hat, how much more did the hat cost than the shirt?



Notes to students:

  1. If the question above has parts, (e.g. (a) and (b)), given that the answer for part (a) is 10 and the answer for part (b) is 12, give your answer as:10,12
  2. If your answer to the above is a fraction, given that the answer is `a/b`, type your answer as a/b


The correct answer is : 1/5,16
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