Chris L.

asked • 03/13/18

Problem solving

mr cheong saved $765 of his salary. he gave 1/6 of his salary to his wife and spent 5/11 of remainder on transport. he had 1/4 of salary left. how much was his salary for the month?

Chris L.

Just gotten the solution.
 
6 units - 1/4 of salary
1 unit - 1/4 / 6 of salary = 1/24 of salary
5 units - 1/24 * 5 = 5/24 of salary ?transport
1/6 of salary ?? 4/24 of salary ? wife
 
Savings : 1 - 5/24 - 1/4 - 1/6 = 1 - 5/24 - 6/24 - 4/24 = 1 - 15/24
Thus savings ($765) = 9/24
 
1 whole (salary) = $765 * 24/9 = $2040
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Andrew M. answered • 03/13/18

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Andrew M.

My apologies. I missed where it said 5/11 OF THE REMAINDER.
I worked it as 5/11 of the whole salary.
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