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Rebecca's annual income is $15,000 and Jimmy's annual income [#permalink]
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Rebecca's annual income is $15,000 and Jimmy's annual income is $18,000. By how much must Rebecca's annual income increase so that it constitutes 55% of Rebecca and Jimmy's combined income?
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Pansi wrote:
Rebecca's annual income is $15,000 and Jimmy's annual income is $18,000. By how much must Rebecca's annual income increase so that it constitutes 55% of Rebecca and Jimmy's combined income? (A) $3,000 (B) $4,000 (C) $7,000 (D) $11,000 (E) $25,000
Re: Rebecca's annual income is $15,000 [#permalink]
15 Nov 2012, 15:15
th03 wrote:
Pansi wrote:
Rebecca's annual income is $15,000 and Jimmy's annual income is $18,000. By how much must Rebecca's annual income increase so that it constitutes 55% of Rebecca and Jimmy's combined income? (A) $3,000 (B) $4,000 (C) $7,000 (D) $11,000 (E) $25,000
\(\frac{(15000+x)}{(15000+x+18000)}=0.55\)
Solve for x. You get \(x=7000\)
Why is that that Rebeca + jimmy's combined income is 15000 + X + 18000, shouldnt it be just 15k = 18k?
Re: Rebecca's annual income is $15,000 [#permalink]
15 Nov 2012, 23:09
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chibimoon wrote:
th03 wrote:
Pansi wrote:
Rebecca's annual income is $15,000 and Jimmy's annual income is $18,000. By how much must Rebecca's annual income increase so that it constitutes 55% of Rebecca and Jimmy's combined income? (A) $3,000 (B) $4,000 (C) $7,000 (D) $11,000 (E) $25,000
\(\frac{(15000+x)}{(15000+x+18000)}=0.55\)
Solve for x. You get \(x=7000\)
Why is that that Rebeca + jimmy's combined income is 15000 + X + 18000, shouldnt it be just 15k = 18k?
Rebecca's existing income is $15,000. Let Rebecca's new income be $(15,000+x).
This new income of $(15,000+x) constitues 55% of Rebecca and Jimmy's combined income.
Therefore Rebecca + Jimmy's income = Rebecca's new income + Jimmy's income = $(15,000+x) + $18,000
Re: Rebecca's annual income is $15,000 and Jimmy's annual income [#permalink]
16 Nov 2012, 17:32
Pansi wrote:
Rebecca's annual income is $15,000 and Jimmy's annual income is $18,000. By how much must Rebecca's annual income increase so that it constitutes 55% of Rebecca and Jimmy's combined income?
In my opinion, the question is a bit misleading. The answer assumes the reader is combining Rebecca's new income with Jimmy's current income. The way I read the question is Rebecca's current income + Jimmy's current income (which leads to an answer of $3,150).
Where is this from? From my perspective, this doesn't seem like a good question as there is ambiguity, although I may be missing something obvious.
Re: Rebecca's annual income is $15,000 and Jimmy's annual income [#permalink]
16 Nov 2012, 22:25
egiles wrote:
Pansi wrote:
Rebecca's annual income is $15,000 and Jimmy's annual income is $18,000. By how much must Rebecca's annual income increase so that it constitutes 55% of Rebecca and Jimmy's combined income?
In my opinion, the question is a bit misleading. The answer assumes the reader is combining Rebecca's new income with Jimmy's current income. The way I read the question is Rebecca's current income + Jimmy's current income (which leads to an answer of $3,150).
Where is this from? From my perspective, this doesn't seem like a good question as there is ambiguity, although I may be missing something obvious.
Yes, i agree, any tips on avoiding this mistake in the future please?
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Re: Rebecca's annual income is $15,000 and Jimmy's annual income [#permalink]
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egiles wrote:
Pansi wrote:
Rebecca's annual income is $15,000 and Jimmy's annual income is $18,000. By how much must Rebecca's annual income increase so that it constitutes 55% of Rebecca and Jimmy's combined income?
In my opinion, the question is a bit misleading. The answer assumes the reader is combining Rebecca's new income with Jimmy's current income. The way I read the question is Rebecca's current income + Jimmy's current income (which leads to an answer of $3,150).
Where is this from? From my perspective, this doesn't seem like a good question as there is ambiguity, although I may be missing something obvious.
Actually, there is no ambiguity in this question. It is extremely logical that the total salary will consist of Rebecca's new salary.
If Rebecca's new salary has to constitute 55% of their combined income, then obviously, their combined income includes her "new salary" only - there are no two ways about it. _________________
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