Verbal Reasoning - Arithmetic Reasoning - Discussion

Discussion :: Arithmetic Reasoning - Section 1 (Q.No.23)


A waiter's salary consists of his salary and tips. During one week his tips were 5/4 of his salary. What fraction of his income came from tips ?

[A]. 4/9
[B]. 5/4
[C]. 5/8
[D]. 5/9

Answer: Option D


Abinash said: (Jan 19, 2013)  
The salary word is confusing. The total salary and main salary should be distinguished.

Kuldeep Bansal said: (Aug 12, 2013)  
Salary = x.
Tip = 5/4.
= x+5/4.
= 9x/4.

Required = 5x/4*4/9x.

= 20/36 = 5/9 this answer.

Mohit said: (Oct 13, 2014)  
Tip is of 1 week, and salary period is not defined.

Tisamol Abraham said: (May 8, 2015)  
I didn't understood this method. How did you got 9x/4? Is there any easier method?

Ridip Rajkonwar said: (Jun 1, 2015)  
If the salary be Rs x, then tips = Rs 5x/4. Therefore, total income = salary + tips = x + 5x/4 = (4x+5x) /4 = 9x/4.

When total income is 9x/4, tips is 5x/4. When total income is Re 1, tips is (5x/4)/(9x/4) = 5x/4*4/9x = 5/9 (The required fraction).

Preet Inder said: (Jul 3, 2015)  
Hey guys tip is given only for a week but time period of salary is not defined. So have a look.

Anshuli said: (May 6, 2016)  
If 1:3 is radii, then what will be the area?

Sneha R said: (Apr 22, 2020)  
How to calculate the fraction? Could someone please explain.

Rajkumar said: (Jun 3, 2020)  
I think in the question the tip is given for only one week. So,

(5/4)*x*(4)=5x is the tip for one month.
then total income=x+5x=6x,
Then required fraction=tip/total income=5x/6x=5/6.

Athar Ahmed said: (Jul 12, 2020)  
I couldn't understand. Anyone, please explain me.

Nita said: (Dec 8, 2020)  
I think the answer would be 4/9.

Akash said: (Oct 1, 2021)  
Yes, right @Rajkumar.

5/6 should be the answer. Salary is given in a month and tips here are weekly in this question.

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