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A Kranky Christmas

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A Kranky Christmas

This year Mr. Krank spent three times as much money on gifts for family members as he did on gifts for co-workers. The amount of money he spent on Christmas decorations was $150 less than the amount of money he spent on Christmas cards. The amount he spent on Christmas charities exceeded the combination of co-worker gifts and Christmas card expense by 20%. In addition to all of this, a third of the total spent on Christmas was expenses related to their famous Christmas-Eve party. If the Kranks had not purchased any Christmas gifts, they would have spent $1983 on Christmas. If, instead, they had chosen to give gifts but skip the Christmas cards, they would have spent $2673 in all.

If the Kranks skipped Christmas altogether, how much money would they have saved?

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