Alex’s budget — Question 3

Alex has kept within his budget during this 4-week period! He also earned an extra $12 one week for cleaning his neighbor’s garage. If Alex wants to save the $10 he has left over every 4-week period, how much less time will it take for him to earn enough money for the shoes? Remember, the shoes cost $45.99 plus tax.


Alex’s 4-week budget

Description Income (+) Expenses (-) $ Available
Earnings — babysitting and running errands $80.00 $80.00
College fund $15.00 $65.00
Snack money $20.00 $45.00
Savings for a computer $15.00 $30.00
Entertainment / clothes $20.00 $10.00