# What will be the Salary of Mr. X? If

Mr. X spends 35% of his salary on food and 5% of his salary on children education. In January 2011 , he spent ₹ 17, 600 on these two items. His salary for that month is

- ₹ 40,000
- ₹ 44, 000
- ₹ 48, 000
- ₹ 46, 000

**Answer : (2). Rs. 44, 000
**

Let the salary of January of Mr. X be

**‘Y’**

The salary spends in month January, 2011 = Rs. 17, 600.

35% of his salary spent on food = 35Y/100 = 7Y/20,

5% of his salary spends on children education = 5Y/100 = 1Y/20 .

The salary spends in January 2011 = 7Y/20 + 1Y/20 .

**17, 600 = 7Y/20 + 1Y/20**

17, 600 = 8Y/20

17, 600 * 20 = 8Y

3, 52, 000 / 8 = 44, 000.

The salary of January of Mr. X = Y = Rs. 44, 000