Maharashtra State BoardHSC Commerce 12th Board Exam
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Alex: Spends 20% of His Income on Food Items and 12% on Conveyance. - Mathematics and Statistics

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Sum

Alex spends 20% of his income on food items and 12% on conveyance. If for the month of June 2010, he spent ~ 900 on conveyance, find his expenditure on food items during he same month.

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Solution

Let Alex spend ₹ x on food items : 

∴ 20 : x = 12 : 900 

∴ `20/"x" = 12/900`

`therefore "x"/20 = 900/12`

`therefore "x" = (900 xx 20)/12`

∴ x = 1500

∴  Alex's expenditure on food i~ems during June 2010 is~ 1500. 

Concept: Ratio, Proportion and Partnership
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