carcass wrote:

Dick and Jane each saved $3,000 in 1989. In 1990 Dick saved 8 percent more than in 1989, and together he and Jane saved a total of $5,000. Approximately what percent less did Jane save in 1990 than in 1989?

A. 8%

B. 25%

C. 41%

D. 59%

E. 70%

I did in usual way.. pretty lengthy one...

Dick -> increased by 8% of 3000 = 240 , so Dick share in 1990 will be 3240.

Jane --> decreased by x% of 3000, so Jane share in 1990 will be \(3000(1- x/100 )\)

\(3240 + 3000 (1- x/100 ) = 5000\)

\(1- x/100 = 166 / 300\)

x= 41% (approx)

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