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18 May 2009, 13:33
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Can somebody solve this. I know it is very simple.
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18 May 2009, 14:11
------mrs lee-------------family

may--.6T------------------.4T
june--1.2(.6T)=.72T-------.4T+.72T=1.12T

.72T/1.12T =64% of family income

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19 May 2009, 03:30
Personally I feel this type of questions can be done faster by plugging in numbers.

Assume total family earnings in May = 100
So Lee earnings in May = 60

In June Lee earns 20% more than in May = 72
Total income = 72 + 40 (Rest of the family income) = 112

Now Lee % share = 72/112 * 100 = Approx 64%

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