# Word Problem 1

**Problem 1: Income of A is 25 % less than B’s income. How much percent B’s income would be more than that of A ?**

(word problems on job exam mathematics.)

**Solution:**

To solve this problem we will suppose income of B

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then because A’s income is 25% less than that of B, we write;

Now we can find how much B is earning extra than A – by subtracting A’s income from B’s income.

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Now we use percentage formula – to find what percent this B’s extra income is of A’s income !

So, here we will put B’s extra earning as nominator and A’s income as denominator;

**So, B is earning approximately 33% more than A**

**Problem 65: If the price of the coal be raised by 10%, by how much percent a man must reduce its consumption so as not to increase his expenditure ?**

**Solution: **

This is the problem involving percentage calculation. Here we assume that intially price of caol and expenditure are same.

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Rise in price is 10%, so we will find first 10% of x (price)

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New price will be the sum of increment and original price

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or simply

If the man keeps on burning same quantity of coal then again his consumption will be equal to the new price

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Now suppose to keep his expenditure same (i-e ‘x’) the man now will have to reduce his consumption by y% of ‘new consumption’

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Now If we subtract from ‘new consumption’ this ‘reduction’ then consumptiom will stay equal to original expenditure ‘x’

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New Consumption – Reduction in Consumption = x

cancelling ‘x’ term

**So, the man will have to reduce his consumption by **