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In February Wilson’s earnings were 40 percent of his family’s total income. In March Wilson earned 25 percent less than in February. If the rest of his family’s income was the same in both months, then, in March, Wilson’s earnings were approximately what percent of his family’s total income?

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In February Wilson’s earnings were 40 percent of his family’s total income. In March Wilson earned 25 percent less than in February. If the rest of his family’s income was the same in both months, then, in March, Wilson’s earnings were approximately what percent of his family’s total income? (A) 15% (B) 17% (C) 24% (D) 30% (E) 33% Source: Gmat Hacks 1800

Lets suppose the Total Family income in Feb = 100x Wilson's earning in Feb = 40% of 100x = 40x Earnings of remaining family in Feb = 100x - 40x = 60x

Wilson's earning in March = 75% of Wilson's Feb earnings = 75% of 40x = 30x Earnings of remaining family in March = Earnings of remaining family in Feb = 60x

Thus Wilson's earning as % of Total family income in March = 30x/ (30+60)x = 30x/90x = 33.33%

Thus Answer is E

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megafan wrote:

In February Wilson’s earnings were 40 percent of his family’s total income. In March Wilson earned 25 percent less than in February. If the rest of his family’s income was the same in both months, then, in March, Wilson’s earnings were approximately what percent of his family’s total income?

(A) 15%

(B) 17%

(C) 24%

(D) 30%

(E) 33%

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In May Mrs Lee's earnings were 60 percent of the Lee family's total income. In June Mrs Lee earned 20 percent more than in May. If rest of the family's income did not change, then, in June, Mrs Lee's earnings were approximately what percent of the Lee family's total income ?

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took the total income in feb as 100 so wilson in feb 40 and rest of family 60 now in march wilson 25% less than in feb and other members income same so wilson in march 30 and others 60 so total income in march 90 so wilson percentage 30/90=33.33 percentage

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