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If Ken’s salary were 20% higher, it would be 20% less than [#permalink]
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If Ken’s salary were 20% higher, it would be 20% less than Lorena’s. If Lorena’s salary is $60,000, what is Ken’s salary? (A) $36,000 (B) $40,000 (C) $42,500 (D) $42,850 (E) $45,000
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sandy wrote: If Ken’s salary were 20% higher, it would be 20% less than Lorena’s. If Lorena’s salary is $60,000, what is Ken’s salary?
(A) $36,000 (B) $40,000 (C) $42,500 (D) $42,850 (E) $45,000 L = 60k take just 60 K = 0.8(60) = 48 ( Ken's salary when considered 20% less than Lorena's) 48 = 1.2x ( Ken's salary if it 20% higher) x = 40



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Re: If Ken’s salary were 20% higher, it would be 20% less than [#permalink]
13 Jun 2018, 16:31
ExplanationThe question asks for Ken’s salary, so set a variable: call Ken’s salary k. Lorena’s salary is $60,000. Now, translate the equation in the first sentence. “If Ken’s salary were 20% higher” can be translated as Ken’s salary + 20% of Ken’s salary, or k + 0.2k. “It would be 20% less than Lorena’s” can be translated as (Lorena’s salary – 20% of Lorena’s salary), or 60,000 – (0.2)(60,000). This is equivalent to (0.8)(60,000). Now solve: \(1.2k = 0.8(60,000)\) \(1.2k = 48,000\) \(k = 40,000\) Ken’s salary is $40,000.
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Re: If Ken’s salary were 20% higher, it would be 20% less than [#permalink]
15 Jan 2019, 16:46
sandy wrote: If Ken’s salary were 20% higher, it would be 20% less than Lorena’s. If Lorena’s salary is $60,000, what is Ken’s salary?
(A) $36,000 (B) $40,000 (C) $42,500 (D) $42,850 (E) $45,000 \(K\)  Ken's salary \(L\)  Lorena's salary and \(L=60,000\) \(1.2*K=0.8*L\) \(K=\frac{2}{3}*L=\frac{2}{3}*60,000=40,000\). Answer: B




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