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Mary spent 64 percent of her salary on food (including meat) and 16% of her salary on meat. What percent of the salary spent on food were not spent on meat?

A. \(16%\)
B. \(25%\)
C. \(32%\)
D. \(48%\)
E. \(75%\)


64% of her salary on food;

16% of her salary on meat;

So, we have that 64%-16%=48% was spent on food but not on meat, thus \(\frac{48}{64}=\frac{3}{4}=75%\) of the salary spent on food were not spent on meat.


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I think something's wrong here. I got the answer right and market it right but the software has marked the OA as wrong
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New post 26 Jun 2017, 18:33
I think this is a poor-quality question and I agree with explanation. poor question wording. makes it seem as if there were two. a 64% which had meat and non meat, then another 16% that had only meat.
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I think this is a poor-quality question and I agree with explanation. poor question wording. makes it seem as if there were two. a 64% which had meat and non meat, then another 16% that had only meat.


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The question clearly says "64% on food (including meat) and 16% on meat". This means out of Rs 100, Rs 64 spent on food and out of those 64, Rs 16 spent on meat. So Rs (64-16) = Rs 48 spent on food but not on meat.

Required percentage = 48/64 * 100
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I think this is a high-quality question and I agree with explanation.
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New post 08 Nov 2018, 09:31
Assign 100% = $1,000
64% food W(meat) = $640
16 % only meat = $160

$640 - $160 =$480

$480/$640 = 75%

75% not spent on meat
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New post 10 Nov 2018, 04:31
tricked with wording. 64-14= 48 and 3/4*100=75%
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Blinder of a question!
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New post 30 May 2019, 13:01
I agree, I personally was unable to solve the problem due to the wording. I understood the problem to be an overlapping sets question based on the wording. As a native english speaker, I understood it as 64% of her salary was spent on food, some of which was meat. Taking the same salary into consideration, 16% of it was spent on just meat.

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