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In the Johnsons' monthly budget, the dollar amounts allocated to household expenses, food, and miscellaneous items are in the ratio 5:2:1, respectively. If the total amount allocated to these three categories is $1,800, what is the amount allocated to food? (A) $900 (B) $720 (C) $675 (D) $450 (E) $225
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Walkabout wrote: In the Johnsons' monthly budget, the dollar amounts allocated to household expenses, food, and miscellaneous items are in the ratio 5:2:1, respectively. If the total amount allocated to these three categories is $1,800, what is the amount allocated to food?
(A) $900 (B) $720 (C) $675 (D) $450 (E) $225 Given that the amounts allocated to household expenses (E), food (F), and miscellaneous items (M) are in the ratio 5x:2x:1x and the total amount allocated to these three categories is $1,800, thus 5x+2x+x=1,800 > x=225 > F=2x=$450. Answer: D.
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Given that the amounts allocated to household expenses (E), food (F), and miscellaneous items (M) are in the ratio 5x:2x:1x and the total amount allocated to these three categories is $1,800, thus 5x+2x+x=1,800 8x = 1800; we require value of 2x = 1800/4 = 450 Answer = D



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Total of 3 components is 8 parts Food is 2 parts Amount on Food is 2/8 i.e 1/4 of the total i.e 1800/4 = 450.
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Walkabout wrote: In the Johnsons' monthly budget, the dollar amounts allocated to household expenses, food, and miscellaneous items are in the ratio 5:2:1, respectively. If the total amount allocated to these three categories is $1,800, what is the amount allocated to food?
(A) $900 (B) $720 (C) $675 (D) $450 (E) $225 5x:2x:x total 8x = 1800 x= 225 for food 2x so 2(225) = 450



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Walkabout wrote: In the Johnsons' monthly budget, the dollar amounts allocated to household expenses, food, and miscellaneous items are in the ratio 5:2:1, respectively. If the total amount allocated to these three categories is $1,800, what is the amount allocated to food?
(A) $900 (B) $720 (C) $675 (D) $450 (E) $225 To solve this question, it will be best to first express the given ratio using variable multipliers. Thus, we have: Household Expenses : Food : Miscellaneous = 5x : 2x : x Since we are told that the TOTAL amount allocated to these categories is $1,800 we can set up the equation: 5x + 2x + x = 1,800 8x = 1,800 x = 225 Thus, the total amount allocated to food is 2 x 225 = $450. Answer D.
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Walkabout wrote: In the Johnsons' monthly budget, the dollar amounts allocated to household expenses, food, and miscellaneous items are in the ratio 5:2:1, respectively. If the total amount allocated to these three categories is $1,800, what is the amount allocated to food?
(A) $900 (B) $720 (C) $675 (D) $450 (E) $225 5x+2x+x=1800 x=1800/ 8 2x=1800/8 * 2 =1800 / 4 = 450



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Household expenses:food:mis.items 5:2:1, total amount spent is 1800$. 5x+2x+1x=8x=1800 x=225, We need to find how much was spent on food, so we will multiple 225(x)by 2=450 (D)



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