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# When the price of sugar was increased by 32% a family

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29 Dec 2004, 19:14
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When the price of sugar was increased by 32% a family reduced its consumption in such a way that the expenditure on sugar was only 10% more than before. If 30 Lb was consumed per month before , what is the new monthly consumption.

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29 Dec 2004, 23:12
consumption after - consumption before = 10% of consumption before

or, Con. after = con. before (1. 10)

or, 1.32 (PQ)= 1.1 P (30)

Q= 25lb
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30 Dec 2004, 15:33
u guys are correct !!! bravo!!
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30 Dec 2004, 17:41
MA wrote:
consumption after - consumption before = 10% of consumption before

or, Con. after = con. before (1. 10)

or, 1.32 (PQ)= 1.1 P (30)

Q= 25lb

Okay, MA got my head spinning with various 'or'. Please explain how you figured this out. Thanks
30 Dec 2004, 17:41
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