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# Last month, Jake's credit card balance increased from $5,005 to$5,775

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15 Nov 2010, 06:53
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Last month, Jake's credit card balance increased from $5,005 to$5,775. At the end of the month, Jake's balance represented 77% of his credit card limit. What was the difference between Jake's limit and his balance at the beginning of the month?

a) 2495
b) 2900
c) 2950
d) 3200
e) 3400

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15 Nov 2010, 08:22
This si not a 700 Q, may be 600-700.

77% = 5775 --> 100% = 7500
7500-5005= 2495
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Last month, Jake's credit card balance increased from $5,005 to$5,775  [#permalink]

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30 Jun 2017, 01:03
tejhpamarthi wrote:
Last month, Jake's credit card balance increased from $5,005 to$5,775. At the end of the month, Jake's balance represented 77% of his credit card limit. What was the difference between Jake's limit and his balance at the beginning of the month?

a) 2495
b) 2900
c) 2950
d) 3200
e) 3400

Let Jake's Credit card limit be $$= x$$

Jake's credit card balance at the beginning of the month $$= 5,005$$

Jake's credit card balance increased to $$= 5,775$$

Jake's credit card balance increase represents 77% of his credit card limit $$= 77$$% of $$x$$$$= 5,775$$

$$\frac{77}{100} * x = 5775$$

$$x = \frac{5775 * 100}{77} = 7,500$$

Therefore Jake's credit card limit $$= 7,500$$

Difference between Jake's credit card limit and his balance at the beginning of the month $$= 7500 - 5005 = 2,495$$

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