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# Jack and Betty each saved \$300 in 2015. In 2016, Jack saved 8 percent

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Jack and Betty each saved \$300 in 2015. In 2016, Jack saved 8 percent more than he did in 2015, and together he and Betty saved a total of \$500. By what percent less did Betty save in 2016 than she did in 2015?

(A) 22.8%
(B) 33.33%
(C) 41.33%
(D) 54.33%
(E) 66.66%

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24 Sep 2018, 01:44
Bunuel wrote:
Jack and Betty each saved \$300 in 2015. In 2016, Jack saved 8 percent more than he did in 2015, and together he and Betty saved a total of \$500. By what percent less did Betty save in 2016 than she did in 2015?

(A) 22.8%
(B) 33.33%
(C) 41.33%
(D) 54.33%
(E) 66.66%

2015
Jack Saving = 300
Betty Saving = 300

2016
Jack Saving = 300*1.08 = 324
Betty Saving = 500-324 = 176

%Less Saving = (300-176)*100/300 = 41.33%

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