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# On each of the first 15 days of April, Aaron spent 5 percent of his mo

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On each of the first 15 days of April, Aaron spent 5 percent of his monthly income for April. If at the end of the 15th day of April, he had \$1,250 of his monthly income remaining, what was his monthly income for April?

A. \$5,000
B. \$6,250
C. \$7,500
D. \$10,000
E. \$25,000

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29 Nov 2018, 06:45
Bunuel wrote:
On each of the first 15 days of April, Aaron spent 5 percent of his monthly income for April. If at the end of the 15th day of April, he had \$1,250 of his monthly income remaining, what was his monthly income for April?

A. \$5,000
B. \$6,250
C. \$7,500
D. \$10,000
E. \$25,000

5% = 0.05

Note ; 5% for each of the 15 days.

let the total income be x.

0.05(x)*15 + 1250 = x

0.75 x + 1250 = x

0.25 x = 1250

x = 5000.

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30 Nov 2018, 11:58
Bunuel wrote:
On each of the first 15 days of April, Aaron spent 5 percent of his monthly income for April. If at the end of the 15th day of April, he had \$1,250 of his monthly income remaining, what was his monthly income for April?

A. \$5,000
B. \$6,250
C. \$7,500
D. \$10,000
E. \$25,000

Let total income be x

total amount spent x*0.5*15= 0.75x

amount left
x-0.75x=1250
solve for x we get option A \$5000
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