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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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25 Sep 2019, 01:31
Bunuel wrote:
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

IMO Option B

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