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Exactly one year ago, Ray put his money into a savings account that yields 0.8% simple interest. If he has earned a profit of $28, how much did he originally deposit? 3500 I am not able to understand the strcuure or logic can you please advice Bunuel pleas help [Reveal] Spoiler: OA Math Expert Joined: 02 Sep 2009 Posts: 36548 Followers: 7077 Kudos [?]: 93115 [0], given: 10552 Re: Exactly one year ago, Ray put his money into a [#permalink] ### Show Tags 11 Sep 2012, 23:58 venmic wrote: Exactly one year ago, Ray put his money into a savings account that yields 0.8% simple interest. If he has earned a profit of$28, how much did he originally deposit?

3500

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$$x*\frac{0.8}{100}=28$$ --> $$x=3,500$$.
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Exactly one year ago, Ray put his money into a savings account that yields 0.8% simple interest. If he has earned a profit of $28, how much did he originally deposit? 3500 I am not able to understand the strcuure or logic can you please advice Bunuel pleas help Just divie 28*100/0.8 this will give you 3500. Simple Interest = P*R*T/100 over here P is unknown T is 1 year Simple Interest is 28. Manager Joined: 24 Jul 2011 Posts: 76 Location: India Concentration: Strategy, General Management GMAT 1: 670 Q49 V33 WE: Asset Management (Manufacturing) Followers: 3 Kudos [?]: 129 [0], given: 5 Re: Exactly one year ago, Ray put his money into a [#permalink] ### Show Tags 12 Sep 2012, 09:06 venmic wrote: Exactly one year ago, Ray put his money into a savings account that yields 0.8% simple interest. If he has earned a profit of$28, how much did he originally deposit?

3500

I am not able to understand the strcuure or logic can you please advice

Bunuel pleas help

There is problem in the question statement. Normally we call this earning "Interest", not "Profit". If you consider 'interest' then the question becomes logical.
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