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# ratios - DS22 OG10

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can someone please ellaborate algebraichally why if David's salary is more than 8/5 times John's salary, then the increase on the salary of David would be greater? Thanks
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19 Jan 2009, 02:14
jairus wrote:
can someone please ellaborate algebraichally why if David's salary is more than 8/5 times John's salary, then the increase on the salary of David would be greater? Thanks

Can you post the complete question?
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20 Jan 2009, 10:04
I'm sorry I can't because it's a question from the OG, so it's against the rules of the forum.
It has to be looked up in OG10
Thanks
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20 Jan 2009, 12:45
jairus wrote:
I'm sorry I can't because it's a question from the OG, so it's against the rules of the forum.
It has to be looked up in OG10
Thanks

Not everyone on this forum might be having the books / material that you are referring to. And if you notice, almost all the questions posted on this forum are from some book or the other. If it is against the rules of the forum, then all the questions on this forum also fall into this category. But I belive it is not, as long as the question is not from the real GMAT exam.

If you still need an explanation for the question, then please do post the question. This way not only you, but also rest of the others will also be benefitted.
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26 Jan 2009, 13:25
Here goes the complete question: A and B each received a salary increase. Which one received the greater dollar increase?
(1) A's salary increased 8%
(2) B's salary increased 5%

Answer is clearly E. My question, however, deat with the original explanation: if B's salary was more than 8/5 times A's salary, then B's salary increase would be the greater amount. How do we get to that statement?
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26 Jan 2009, 13:38
jairus wrote:
Here goes the complete question: A and B each received a salary increase. Which one received the greater dollar increase?
(1) A's salary increased 8%
(2) B's salary increased 5%

Answer is clearly E. My question, however, deat with the original explanation: if B's salary was more than 8/5 times A's salary, then B's salary increase would be the greater amount. How do we get to that statement?

Assume A's Salary = \$100
8% increase = \$8
B's Salary =\$200
5% increase = \$10
Which is greater dollar amount?
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26 Jan 2009, 21:50
x2suresh wrote:
jairus wrote:
Here goes the complete question: A and B each received a salary increase. Which one received the greater dollar increase?
(1) A's salary increased 8%
(2) B's salary increased 5%

Answer is clearly E. My question, however, deat with the original explanation: if B's salary was more than 8/5 times A's salary, then B's salary increase would be the greater amount. How do we get to that statement?

Assume A's Salary = \$100
8% increase = \$8
B's Salary =\$200
5% increase = \$10
Which is greater dollar amount?

Excellent explanation Suresh. Yeah, if % increase of A's salary is greater than B's salary, that doesn't mean the dollar amount increase in A's salary is more than B's.

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