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Dick saved = $3240 Jane saved =$ 1760 (jane saved $1240 less than she did the prior year) Jane saved approximately$1240/$3000 (close to 41%) less in 1990 Answer: C Manager Joined: 04 Oct 2011 Posts: 224 Location: India Concentration: Entrepreneurship, International Business GMAT 1: 440 Q33 V13 GMAT 2: 0 Q0 V0 GPA: 3 Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 48 [1] , given: 44 Re: Dick and Jane each saved$3,000 in 1989. In 1990 Dick saved [#permalink]

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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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