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One year payment to the servant is Rs. 200 plus one shirt. [#permalink]
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One year payment to the servant is Rs. 200 plus one shirt. The servant leaves after 9 months and recieves Rs. 120 and a shirt. Then find the price of the shirt.

One year payment to the servant is Rs. 200 plus one shirt. The servant leaves after 9 months and recieves Rs. 120 and a shirt. Then find the price of the shirt.

Answer is 120.. and i guess..stoolfi's method was quite easy and understandable.....
wonder_gmat.....try to give your way of solving the problem ..so that others can get diff/easy way of solutions. _________________

Monthly salary should turn out to be the same in both cases otherwise we'd be fleecing the servant! So let's be fair and do the following:
x = price of the shirt

Fair and square. No decimals, no long calculations. I think the hardest part is to acknowledge that fact that monthly salary would be the same in both cases and price of the shirt should be included when counting for the annual salary.

stoolfi,
Yea, I'm sick of that dude wonder_gmat and shubhangi fighting too. But you know on the second thought I think they're just talking. But thanks for the concern for fellow members!

Answer is 120.. and i guess..stoolfi's method was quite easy and understandable..... wonder_gmat.....try to give your way of solving the problem ..so that others can get diff/easy way of solutions.

I don't show my calculation when I happen to be one of the first ones to answer because I want to give other a chance to work on their own. Buf you guys want the calculation then sure I'll post it. ...well unless I'm in hurry yet eager to post the answer first!

For my Cambridge essay I have to write down by short and long term career objectives as a part of the personal statement. Easy enough I said, done it...