Tyler has $75 to spend at the mall. He purchases a music video for $14.99 and a pair of jeans for $18.99. He also spent $4.75 for lunch. Tyler still wants to purchase a video game. How much money can he spend on a video game?

**The money he spends must be less than or equal to the $75 he has to spend.**

x = amount he can spend on video game

14.99 + 18.99 + 4.75 + x ≤ 75 {all of the expenses added together must be less than or equal to $75}

38.73 + x ≤ 75 {combined like terms}

x ≤ 36.27 {subtracted 38.73 from each side}

**He can spend $36.27 on the video game.**

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