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Question 23 : In May, John bought the same amount of rice and the same amount of wheat as he had bought in April, but spent 150 more due to price increase of rice and wheat by 20% and 12%, respectively. If John had spent 450 on rice in April, then how much did he spend on wheat in May?

  1. 590
  2. 580
  3. 560
  4. 570

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Explanatory Answer

Rice in april = 450
Increase in 20% = +90
Since 150 more is the amount he spent, +60 should be on wheat
So 12%(Wheat) = Rs 60
Price of wheat = 500
So +60 in may = 500 + 60 = 560

The answer is, "560"

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