# sam spends 66 2/3% of her salary and can save \$300.what is her total salary?

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Sam spends 66 2/3% of her salary

and can save \$300.

What is her total salary

One third salary saved is \$300.

Her total salary is \$900.

• The trick here is to look at the whole of the question first, think, and then ask yourself the following.

What's 66 & 2/3 %?

Well it's just two thirds of something i.e. 2 x (100/3)

So Sam is spends two thirds of his salary and has \$300 dollars left, which of course must be the remaining one third, and there you have it.

\$300 = one third, so his salary must be three times this = \$900

Try to keep things simple in maths don't jump in first and get bogged down.

Hope this alternative explanation is of some help..

• Sam spends = 66 2/3%

Sam saves = 100 - 66 2/3 = 33 1/3% = 300 \$

100% = 300 X 3 = 900 \$ ANSWER

• Anonymous
8 years ago

Sam spends 66 2/3% of her salary

and can save \$300.

What is her total salary

One third salary saved is \$300.

Her total salary is \$900

Source(s): iit
• Let,

salary = s dollars,

then,

s - (66 2/3)s/100 = 300,

s[1 - 2/3] = 300,

s/3 = 300,

OR,

s = 3*300 = 900 dollars >=======================< ANSWER

• Spent = 66 2/3 %

Saved (not spent) = 100 - 66 2/3 % = 33 1/3 %

33 1/3% = \$300

1/3 <==(Converted 33 1/3% into a fraction.) = \$300

3/3 <==(Total salary = 300*3 = \$900 ANS

• [(100-66 2/3)/100] (T)=300, find T.