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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 the rest of the family's income was the same both months, then, in June, Mrs Lee's earnings were approximately what percent of the Lee family's total income ?

(A) 64%
(B) 68%
(C) 72%
(D) 76%
(E) 80%

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 [#permalink] New post 26 Dec 2005, 19:03
72/112*100 = ~64

If this is not correct then I am not solving it again. :oops: :(
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Re: PS: Mrs. Lee [#permalink] New post 26 Dec 2005, 21:14
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In May Mrs. Lee's earnings were 60 percent of the Lee family's income. In June Mrs. Lee earned 20 percent more than in May. If the rest of the family's income was the same both months, then, in June, Mrs. Lee's earnings were approximately what percent of the Lee family's total income?

(A) 64%
(B) 68%
(C) 72%
(D) 76%
(E) 80%


Its A - 64%. Here is my working.

Let total earning be 100$ then Mrs. Lee earns 60$.
If this increased by 20% in June then Mrs.Lee new income is 72$, and the family income is 112$.
% of mrs lee = 72*100/112 = ~64%
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Dec 2005, 07:08
[quote="Bhai"]72/112*100 = ~64


shit :oops: same mistake I got C as well...
but mere Bhai ... :) if u dun mind can u explain me..... y is it divided by 112?? and not 100 ????? :oops:
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72/112*100 = ~64


*deleted* :oops: same mistake I got C as well...
but mere Bhai ... :) if u dun mind can u explain me..... y is it divided by 112?? and not 100 ????? :oops:


I don't mind and no one here minds if you ask questions. :P

Say Lee's family earned 100 and Lee earned 60 so the rest of her family earned 40. Not Lee earned 20% more so her tally goes to 72 (60 + 20% of 60 = 12) and the rest of the family earns the same. i.e 40. So Lees earning is 72 and the total family earns 72 + 40 = 112.
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Dec 2005, 19:53
I got A too :-)

Here is my working :

Lets say the Family Income is 100

In May, lee earned 60 & Family income is 40
In june, Lee earned 20% more than May, so it is (60+20*60/100 = 72)
Family Income is same 40

In June Lee's Income percent is 72*100/112 ~ 64

Ans is A
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Jan 2006, 07:03
Different wayof working

Was trying to see if this could be worked algebraically

May Earnings

Total earnings assume = X
Mrs Lee = .6X
Rest = X-.6X

June Earnings

Mrs Lee = .6X+ .6X/5 = 3.6X/5

Rest = X-.6X

Total Earnings in June = 3.6X/5 + X-.6X = 5.6X/5

Therefore Earning in June = 1.12 X

Assuming X= 100 , Earnings in June = 112 and Mrs lees earnings = 72

Earning % in June for Mrs lee = 72*100/112 = 64 approx

I prefer the other way of assuming it be 100 to start with . It is faster and simpler.
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Jan 2006, 17:34
A.

By taking numbers
Lets say the family income for May was 100
Mrs. Lee income for May was 60
Mrs. Lee income for June was 20% more = 72

total income of the family for June = 72+40 = 112

%of Mrs Lee earning = (72/112)*100 = 64.28%
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2006, 13:23
Assume Total income = 100.
Lee's income in May = 60 and June = 1.2 *60 = 72. Total income in June = 72 + ( 100-60) = 112. Lee's fraction is 72/112 ~= 64 %.
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2006, 22:03
man even i got C, just didnt paid attention to the question...These r the easy question which spoils the scores
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Re: In May Mrs. Lee's earnings were 60 percent of the Lee [#permalink] New post 18 Jun 2013, 23:39
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In May Mrs. Lee's earnings were 60 percent of the Lee family's income. In June Mrs. Lee earned 20 percent more than in May. If the rest of the family's income was the same both months, then, in June, Mrs. Lee's earnings were approximately what percent of the Lee family's total income?

(A) 64%
(B) 68%
(C) 72%
(D) 76%
(E) 80%


Am I interpreting this question incorrectly

Family income = 1000

In May Lee's income is 60/100 * 1000 = 6000

In June its 20 percent more = 720

shouldn't it be 1000 for this month too? or do we have to maintain the same ratio as earlier so in this month it will be 1120

can someone clarify?
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Re: In May Mrs. Lee's earnings were 60 percent of the Lee [#permalink] New post 19 Jun 2013, 00:09
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TeHCM wrote:
In May Mrs. Lee's earnings were 60 percent of the Lee family's income. In June Mrs. Lee earned 20 percent more than in May. If the rest of the family's income was the same both months, then, in June, Mrs. Lee's earnings were approximately what percent of the Lee family's total income?

(A) 64%
(B) 68%
(C) 72%
(D) 76%
(E) 80%


Am I interpreting this question incorrectly

Family income = 1000

In May Lee's income is 60/100 * 1000 = 6000

In June its 20 percent more = 720

shouldn't it be 1000 for this month too? or do we have to maintain the same ratio as earlier so in this month it will be 1120

can someone clarify?


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 the rest of the family's income was the same both months, then, in June, Mrs Lee's earnings were approximately what percent of the Lee family's total income ?

(A) 64%
(B) 68%
(C) 72%
(D) 76%
(E) 80%

Let total income of the family be 100$. In May Mrs Lee's earnings were 60 percent = 60$. Rest of the family's earnings = 40$.

In June family's earnings did not change = 40$, Mrs Lee's earnings = 60$*1.2 = 72$. Total = 40 + 72 = 112$. Mrs Lees share = \frac{72}{112}\approx{64%}.

Answer: A.

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