Please help...how am I supposed to find this...

I was thinking:

X=money she did not save

3X=money she did save

12months per year

total=4x

per month=4x/12.....

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Please help...how am I supposed to find this...

I was thinking:

X=money she did not save

3X=money she did save

12months per year

total=4x

per month=4x/12.....

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There's kind of a smoke screen with this one. Do we really care about the whole year vs. just one month?

X = Not Saved

3X = Saved

X + 3X = 4X = Total Pay

Saved / Total = 3X/4X = 3/4 <== X doesn't matter, 12 doesn't matter.

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mcheytan said:So how do I find thefraction of take-home pay Alice DID SAVE, using the information above...

tkhunny said:...

X = Not Saved

3X = Saved

X + 3X = 4X = Total Pay

Saved / Total = 3X/4X =3/4

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Not from the information you have provided with the question.mcheytan said:I am sorry, the question is "What fraction of money DID she save EACH MONTH?"

Andthe answer I should be getting is ...1/5....

Did you post the exact question (I see added "each month" above - however as tkhunny explained that should not matter given the problem statement).

This is the precise question as stated.

The answer should be 1/5 of the montly take-home money Alice saved.

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You have tkhunny, skeeter, and subhotosh kahn. Personally, I would file that under "Sufficiently Authoritative" for most purposes discussed on this board. Your initial response was also very close until the "each month" part confused you.

If the author wishes to support that answer, there will have to be a clear demonstration. So far, the answer and the problem statement are not particularly related. There is no value in typing the problem again or insisting that "each month" has anything to do with it. Either the answer is wrong or there need to be the clear demonstration.

I hardly can wait.

If she saved 1/5 (as you say the answer is), then she did not save 4/5: so she did not save 4 times more than she saved;

BUT problem says: "The total money saved was 3 times the money she did not save."

So problem should say: The total money she did not save was 4 times the money she saved. Kapish?

Thanks for the help!!!