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    Exclamation Percentage question #1.

    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?
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    Let X be the monthly salary.
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0.4x = \mbox{spent in march} \\ \quad<br />
0.4x * 1.2 = \mbox{spent in april} \\ \quad<br />
x(1 - (0.4*1.2)) = 2600 \\ \quad<br />
x = ??<br />
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    Thanks!

    Hi. thanks! I greatly appreciate your help
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