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# If a man's weekly salary is $X and he saves$Y, what part of his week

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If a man's weekly salary is $X and he saves$Y, what part of his weekly salary does he spend?

(A) X/Y
(B) (X - Y)/X
(C) (X - Y)/Y
(D) (Y - X)/X
(E) (Y - X)/Y

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25 Feb 2018, 11:55
Bunuel wrote:
If a man's weekly salary is $X and he saves$Y, what part of his weekly salary does he spend?

(A) X/Y
(B) (X - Y)/X
(C) (X - Y)/Y
(D) (Y - X)/X
(E) (Y - X)/Y

Salary = X
Saving = Y
Spending = X - Y

what part i.e fraction = spending /salary = (x-y)/x

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26 Feb 2018, 00:47
Total Salary= X
Saving= Y
Spending= X-Y
Fraction of salary spend= $$\frac{X-Y}{X}$$

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28 Feb 2018, 11:25
Bunuel wrote:
If a man's weekly salary is $X and he saves$Y, what part of his weekly salary does he spend?

(A) X/Y
(B) (X - Y)/X
(C) (X - Y)/Y
(D) (Y - X)/X
(E) (Y - X)/Y

Since the man saves $Y of$X he earns, he spends X - Y dollars, so as a fraction of the total he spends (X - Y)/X.

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