# Percentage question #1.

• Sep 11th 2009, 10:48 PM
dtay
Percentage question #1.
(Doh)Mr. Lee earned a fixed salary every month last year. In March, he spent 40% of his monthly salary. In April, he spent 20% more than the amount he spent in March and saved the remaining \$2600 in the bank. What was his monthly salary?
• Sep 12th 2009, 04:54 AM
hjortur
Let X be the monthly salary.
$
0.4x = \mbox{spent in march} \\ \quad
0.4x * 1.2 = \mbox{spent in april} \\ \quad
x(1 - (0.4*1.2)) = 2600 \\ \quad
x = ??
$
• Oct 21st 2009, 07:50 PM
dtay
Thanks!
Hi. thanks! I greatly appreciate your help :D