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    Mrs. Chan earned a fixed income every month. She spent 60% of her monthly income and saved the rest in the month of April. In May, she spent 25% more than the amount she had spent in April and saved a total of $2600. Find her monthly salary .
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    She saved 40% of monthly wage in month one (spent 60%)
    She saved 25% of monthly wage in month two (spent 75% i.e. 60% x 1.25 25% more)
    So saved a total of 65% of a monthly wage

    Total savings=$2600.00

    monthly wage x 0.65 = $2600

    so, monthly wage = $2600/0.65 = $4000
    Last edited by futureprof; September 8th 2009 at 04:28 PM.
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