# Shikha'S Income is 60% More than that of Shalu. What Percent is Shalu'S Income Less than Shikha'S? - Mathematics

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Shikha's income is 60% more than that of Shalu. What percent is Shalu's income less than Shikha's?

#### Solution

Let Shalu's income be Rs x.
$\therefore\text{ Shikha's income = Rs } \left( x + \frac{60x}{100} \right) =\text{ Rs }\frac{160x}{100} =\text{ Rs }\frac{16x}{10}$
Difference in the incomes of Shikha and Shalu $= \frac{16x}{10} - x = \frac{16x - 10x}{10} =\text{ Rs }\frac{6x}{10}$
Percentage of the difference in the incomes of Shikha and Shalu to that of Shikha's income $= \frac{\frac{6x}{10}}{\frac{16x}{10}} \times 100 = \frac{600}{16} = 37 . 5 \%$
∴ The income of Shalu is less than that of Shikha by 37 . 5 %.

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#### APPEARS IN

RD Sharma Class 8 Maths
Chapter 12 Percentage
Exercise 12.2 | Q 25 | Page 10