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From Leland's gross pay of p dollars last week, t percent was deducted for taxes and then s dollars was deducted for savings. What amount of Leland's gross pay last week remained after these two deductions?
(1) p - s = 244
(2) pt = 7,552
We are given that from p dollars, t percent was deducted for taxes and then s dollars was deducted for savings. Thus, what remained was:
p(1 - t/100) - s = p - pt/100 - s = p - s - pt/100
So we need to determine a value of p - s - pt/100.
Statement One Alone:
p - s = 244
Statement one alone is not sufficient to answer the question. Although we know the value of p - s, we still need the value of pt.
Statement Two Alone:
pt = 7,552
Statement two alone is not sufficient to answer the question. Although we know the value of pt, we still need the value of p - s.
Statements One and Two Together:
Since we know that p - s = 244 and that pt = 7,552, we see that p - s - pt/100 = 244 - 7,552/100.
Answer: C