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# In the Johnsons' monthly budget, the dollar amounts allocate

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In the Johnsons' monthly budget, the dollar amounts allocated to household expenses, food, and miscellaneous items are in the ratio 5:2:1, respectively. If the total amount allocated to these three categories is $1,800, what is the amount allocated to food? (A)$900
(B) $720 (C)$675
(D) $450 (E)$225
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In the Johnsons' monthly budget, the dollar amounts allocated to household expenses, food, and miscellaneous items are in the ratio 5:2:1, respectively. If the total amount allocated to these three categories is $1,800, what is the amount allocated to food? (A)$900
(B) $720 (C)$675
(D) $450 (E)$225

Given that the amounts allocated to household expenses (E), food (F), and miscellaneous items (M) are in the ratio 5x:2x:1x and the total amount allocated to these three categories is $1,800, thus 5x+2x+x=1,800 --> x=225 --> F=2x=$450.

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Given that the amounts allocated to household expenses (E), food (F), and miscellaneous items (M) are in the ratio 5x:2x:1x and the total amount allocated to these three categories is $1,800, thus 5x+2x+x=1,800 8x = 1800; we require value of 2x = 1800/4 = 450 Answer = D _________________ Kindly press "+1 Kudos" to appreciate Manager Joined: 15 Apr 2013 Posts: 86 Location: India Concentration: Finance, General Management Schools: ISB '15 WE: Account Management (Other) Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 90 [1] , given: 61 Re: In the Johnsons' monthly budget, the dollar amounts allocate [#permalink] ### Show Tags 02 Jul 2013, 19:34 1 This post received KUDOS Total of 3 components is 8 parts Food is 2 parts Amount on Food is 2/8 i.e 1/4 of the total i.e 1800/4 = 450. Answer D Manager Joined: 07 Apr 2014 Posts: 147 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 22 [0], given: 81 Re: In the Johnsons' monthly budget, the dollar amounts allocate [#permalink] ### Show Tags 11 Sep 2014, 05:21 Walkabout wrote: In the Johnsons' monthly budget, the dollar amounts allocated to household expenses, food, and miscellaneous items are in the ratio 5:2:1, respectively. If the total amount allocated to these three categories is$1,800, what is the amount allocated to food?

(A) $900 (B)$720
(C) $675 (D)$450
(E) $225 5x:2x:x total 8x = 1800 x= 225 for food 2x so 2(225) = 450 GMAT Club Legend Joined: 09 Sep 2013 Posts: 12895 Followers: 561 Kudos [?]: 158 [0], given: 0 Re: In the Johnsons' monthly budget, the dollar amounts allocate [#permalink] ### Show Tags 25 Oct 2015, 11:48 Hello from the GMAT Club BumpBot! Thanks to another GMAT Club member, I have just discovered this valuable topic, yet it had no discussion for over a year. I am now bumping it up - doing my job. I think you may find it valuable (esp those replies with Kudos). Want to see all other topics I dig out? Follow me (click follow button on profile). You will receive a summary of all topics I bump in your profile area as well as via email. _________________ Senior Manager Status: Founder & CEO Affiliations: Target Test Prep Joined: 14 Oct 2015 Posts: 433 Location: United States (CA) Followers: 13 Kudos [?]: 129 [0], given: 2 Re: In the Johnsons' monthly budget, the dollar amounts allocate [#permalink] ### Show Tags 01 Jun 2016, 06:43 Walkabout wrote: In the Johnsons' monthly budget, the dollar amounts allocated to household expenses, food, and miscellaneous items are in the ratio 5:2:1, respectively. If the total amount allocated to these three categories is$1,800, what is the amount allocated to food?

(A) $900 (B)$720
(C) $675 (D)$450
(E) $225 To solve this question, it will be best to first express the given ratio using variable multipliers. Thus, we have: Household Expenses : Food : Miscellaneous = 5x : 2x : x Since we are told that the TOTAL amount allocated to these categories is$1,800 we can set up the equation:

5x + 2x + x = 1,800

8x = 1,800

x = 225

Thus, the total amount allocated to food is 2 x 225 = $450. Answer D. _________________ Jeffrey Miller Scott Woodbury-Stewart Founder and CEO Manager Joined: 20 Oct 2015 Posts: 51 Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 8 Re: In the Johnsons' monthly budget, the dollar amounts allocate [#permalink] ### Show Tags 05 Jul 2016, 05:30 Walkabout wrote: In the Johnsons' monthly budget, the dollar amounts allocated to household expenses, food, and miscellaneous items are in the ratio 5:2:1, respectively. If the total amount allocated to these three categories is$1,800, what is the amount allocated to food?

(A) $900 (B)$720
(C) $675 (D)$450
(E) \$225

5x+2x+x=1800

x=1800/ 8

2x=1800/8 * 2 =1800 / 4 = 450
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