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# Alice’s take-home pay last year was the same each month, and she saved

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Alice’s take-home pay last year was the same each month, and she saved the same fraction of her take-home pay each month. The total amount of money that she had saved at the end of the year was 3 times the amount of that portion of her monthly take-home pay that she did NOT save. If all the money that she saved last year was from her take-home pay, what fraction of her take-home pay did she save each month?

A. 1/2
B. 1/3
C. 1/4
D. 1/5
E. 1/6

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Alice's take-home pay was the same each month, and she saved the same fraction of her take-home pay each month. The total amount of money she had saved at the end of the year was 3 times the amount of that portion of her monthly take-home pay that she did not save. If all the money that she saved last year was from her take-home pay, what fraction of her take-home pay did she save each month?

solution:

Suppose the portion of her salary that she saved is X
and the remaining portion is Y

X+Y= total take home salary

given, 12X = 3Y

or 4X = Y

Total take-home salary= X+ 4X= 5X

hence, she saved 1/5-th portion of her take home salary

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Alice’s take-home pay last year was the same each month, and she saved the same fraction of her take-home pay each month. The total amount of money that she had saved at the end of the year was 3 times the amount of that portion of her monthly take-home pay that she did NOT save. If all the money that she saved last year was from her take-home pay, what fraction of her take-home pay did she save each month?

A. 1/2
B. 1/3
C. 1/4
D. 1/5
E. 1/6

OPEN DISCUSSION OF THIS QUESTION IS HERE: alice-s-take-home-pay-last-year-was-the-same-each-month-and-91893.html

Let Alice's monthly take-home pay be $$p$$ and her monthly savings be $$s$$. Total savings will be $$12s$$ and we know that this is 3 times the amount she spends in month which is: $$p-s$$. So we have:

$$12s=3(p-s)$$ --> $$s=p\frac{1}{5}$$

OPEN DISCUSSION OF THIS QUESTION IS HERE: alice-s-take-home-pay-last-year-was-the-same-each-month-and-91893.html
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