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# In May Mrs.Lee's earnings were 60% of the Lee family's total

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In May Mrs.Lee's earnings were 60% of the Lee family's total [#permalink]  17 Dec 2006, 13:29
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In May Mrs.Lee's earnings were 60% of the Lee family's total income. In June, Mrs. Lee earned 20% more than in May. If the rest of the family's income was the same both months then in June, Mrs Lee's earnings was approximately what % of the family's total income ?

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C 72
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[#permalink]  17 Dec 2006, 17:07
Say May income = 100
L's income = 60 and rest of the family = 40
In June L's income = 60 * 120 /100 = 72

So 72 /72 + 40 = 64%
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[#permalink]  17 Dec 2006, 17:13
Let in May Lee family's total income =100
in May Mrs Lee's income =60
in May rest of the family's income = 40

In june Mrs Lees income = 60*120/100 = 72
In june Total income = 72+ 40 = 112
% of Mrs Lee's income = 72/112 =64.28

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