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# Last year, if a company spent a total of \$1,200,000 on marketing, sala

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Archit3110 wrote:
Bunuel wrote:
Last year, if a company spent a total of \$1,200,000 on marketing, salaries, and administrative costs, how much did it spend on salaries?

(1) Last year, the total amount that the company spent on salaries and administrative costs was 50 percent of the amount that it spent on marketing.

(2) Last year, the amount that the company spent on salaries was 25 percent of the total amount it spent on marketing and administrative costs.

given M+S+A=12*10^5
#1
Last year, the total amount that the company spent on salaries and administrative costs was 50 percent of the amount that it spent on marketing.
1.5M=12*10^5 and M= 8*10^5
so S+A=4*10^5
insufficient
#2
Last year, the amount that the company spent on salaries was 25 percent of the total amount it spent on marketing and administrative costs
S=0.25*(m+a)
insufficient
from 1 &2
we can solve together
IMO C

From Statement 2: If we know S = 0.25 (m+A ) : we can put the value of M+A in equation from question stem : M+A+S =1200
4s/3 +s =1200 : (I am taking 0.25 or 3/4 as 4/3 after reciprocal)
we can find S
IMO B
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