buckeyeGMAT wrote:

If a certain manager had received a 10% raise instead of the 8% raise that she actually received, her salary would have been $60,500. What was her actual salary after the raise?

A. 55,000

B. 58,806

C. 59,290

D. 59,400

E. 61,620

Hey Guys! On easy questions like this, what is the quickest way to divide and multiply by decimals. The

Kaplan answer strategy says to solve 60,500/11 and then later 1.08(55,000), but I always find myself wasting a lot of time dealing with this arithmetic when the answer choices aren't that spaced out. Any tips/suggestions are much appreciated!

No need of getting involved with decimals ..just work in fractions ..

salary(let X) included 10% increase can be written as

(1+10/100)X=60500

X=60500/110------>55000

if there is 8% rise in 55000

then the salary now is 8% of 55000

8*55000/100=4400

then toal salary after increment=55000+4400----->59400

Ans D