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# Last month Bill spent \$6,000. How much did bill spend on taxes last mo

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19 Sep 2016, 04:40
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Last month Bill spent \$6,000. How much did bill spend on taxes last month?

(1) The total amount Bill spent on taxes was 70% of the amount he spent on groceries.

(2) 40% of the total amount Bill spent last month was spent on taxes and groceries.

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19 Sep 2016, 04:55
Bunuel wrote:
Last month Bill spent \$6,000. How much did bill spend on taxes last month?

(1) The total amount Bill spent on taxes was 70% of the amount he spent on groceries.

(2) 40% of the total amount Bill spent last month was spent on taxes and groceries.

Stat 1: Total bill on taxes = 7/10(groceries) => we don't have information about groceries..Insufficient.

Stat 2: 4/10(6000) = Tax + grocery => T+G = 2400...Insufficient...we don't know G value

Both : T = 7/10(G)

Then 2400 = 7/10(G) + G => we get G value and sub this value in the above equation to get T.

IMO opiton C.
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31 Mar 2018, 05:04
Let's take option A =>

Taxes = 70% of Groceries. We don't know how much Bill spent on groceries.
Not sufficient.

Let's take option B =>

Taxes + Groceries = 40 % of \$6000
Taxes + Groceries = \$2400
Not sufficient.

Taking them both.
Two equations. Two unknowns.
Sufficient.
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Bunuel wrote:
Last month Bill spent \$6,000. How much did bill spend on taxes last month?

(1) The total amount Bill spent on taxes was 70% of the amount he spent on groceries.

(2) 40% of the total amount Bill spent last month was spent on taxes and groceries.
Re: Last month Bill spent \$6,000. How much did bill spend on taxes last mo   [#permalink] 31 Mar 2018, 05:04
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