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A new balance, not understanding what payment means

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Mike low's credit card statement shows a previous balance of 49.50, a finance charge of $5.00, new purchases of 123.35 and a payment of $25. what is his new balance?

Apr 22nd, 2015

(49.50 + 5.00 + 123.35) - 25 = $152.85

payment means that he paid the credit card company so you would subtract that from the credit card balance.  Remember, credit card is money that is LOANED!!! (that is what CREDIT means) That means it must be paid back. When you pay a low payment and charge (add) to the credit card, your balance will be higher (which means you now owe more than you did before. (as in Mike's case here).  Mike started with $49.50 (pretty low balance), but then spent $123.35, finance charge of $5.00 (certain percentage, varies from credit card company to credit card company) then only paid $25, so his new balance is much higher $152.85.

Hope this answers your questions.

Apr 22nd, 2015

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