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Hi all..can help with this question.

Thank you so much!

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2/5 + 1/2 = 4/10 + 5/10 = 9/10 spent or given to parents.

Hence 1/10 is what Ali saved.

Since 1/10 is also $400, Ali’s salary is 10 x $400 = $4000.

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Thanks!  So you take it that half his salary is BEFORE he gave anything to his parents.

It’s a very badly worded question, I feel.

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P P P P S S S – – –

(Assume P is what he gave to parents, S is what he spent and – is what he saved)

So he saved 3/10 of his salary.

3/10 * Salary = $400

Salary = 10/3 * $400 = $1333.33 #

This is a poorly worded question as what he “spent” on his salary might have included what he gave to his parents!  Also that strange decimal point makes me wonder if the answer is correct?

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