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# This year a city has allotted 60 percent of its budget for school expe

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This year a city has allotted 60 percent of its budget for school expenditures, and its budget is 15 percent higher than last year's budget of n dollars. In terms of n, how many dollars of this year's budget has the city allotted for school expenditures?

(A) $$(0.6)(0.85n)$$

(B) $$(0.6)( 1.15n)$$

(C) $$\frac{0.6n}{1.15}$$

(D) $$\frac{0.85n}{0.6}$$

(E) $$\frac{n}{1.15}+0.6n$$
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22 Nov 2019, 04:31
Bunuel wrote:
This year a city has allotted 60 percent of its budget for school expenditures, and its budget is 15 percent higher than last year's budget of n dollars. In terms of n, how many dollars of this year's budget has the city allotted for school expenditures?

(A) $$(0.6)(0.85n)$$

(B) $$(0.6)( 1.15n)$$

(C) $$\frac{0.6n}{1.15}$$

(D) $$\frac{0.85n}{0.6}$$

(E) $$\frac{n}{1.15}+0.6n$$

PY budget =n
this year bdgt = 1.15n
60 % allocation = $$(0.6)( 1.15n)$$
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24 Nov 2019, 13:53
This year's budget: 1.15n
60% of this year's budget= school expenditure
(.6)*(1.15)
Ans=B
Re: This year a city has allotted 60 percent of its budget for school expe   [#permalink] 24 Nov 2019, 13:53
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