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One month Mary used 1/6 of her monthly salary for a car payment and

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One month Mary used \(\frac{1}{6}\) of her monthly salary for a car payment and \(\frac{1}{4}\) more than the car payment for rent. What fraction of her monthly salary did Mary use that month for the car payment and rent combined?

A. \(\frac{5}{24}\)

B. \(\frac{3}{8}\)

C. \(\frac{5}{12}\)

D. \(\frac{1}{2}\)

E. \(\frac{7}{12}\)

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One month Mary used \(\frac{1}{6}\) of her monthly salary for a car payment and \(\frac{1}{4}\) more than the car payment for rent. What fraction of her monthly salary did Mary use that month for the car payment and rent combined?

A. \(\frac{5}{24}\)

B. \(\frac{3}{8}\)

C. \(\frac{5}{12}\)

D. \(\frac{1}{2}\)

E. \(\frac{7}{12}\)


Let the total salary be 24 (For fraction questions, it's a good idea to assume highest denominator from the options as total!)
For car payment = 1/6*24 = 4
For rent = 1/4th more than the car payment = 1/4*4 + 4 = 5

Used for car payment & rent combined = 4 + 5 = 9

Fraction used for car payment & rent combined = 9/24 = 3/8

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