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    Maths Question.

    For my *cough*story*cough* I need to know how to work something out...

    My character and his wife are decided to split their finances for various reasons. The husband earns more that the wife so to make it fair the husband will be paying a greater percentage toward the household bills.

    Let's say the husband earns £1327 a month and the wife £760. Out of a hundred, what percentage of the overall income is the husband earning? He will then pay that percentage toward the bills. If that makes sense?

    Thanks!

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    According to Bing: 760 is 57.2720422% of 1327.

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    Completely irrelevant post here. Why do English folk pluralize math?
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    Because the full word is mathematics, I think. Some argue that 'mathematics' isn't a plural, so it should be math, not maths. I've adopted math, myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pidgeon84 View Post
    Completely irrelevant post here. Why do English folk pluralize math?
    ...Wot?

    According to Bing: 760 is 57.2720422% of 1327.

    Were it not for the internet, I'd be lost, lol.
    So... the lower wage is contributing a higher percentage to the overall income?

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    His income is 64% of the combined household income.
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    he is making 63.5% of the total household income.

    calculation is done as follows

    1327+760 =2087 which is the total household income

    1327/2087= 0.635 which converts to 63.5%
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pidgeon84 View Post
    Completely irrelevant post here. Why do English folk pluralize math?
    84,
    To my mind, i went to school and did "sums?". Not "A" sum but sums, as in more than one. Yes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Potty View Post
    For my *cough*story*cough* I need to know how to work something out...

    My character and his wife are decided to split their finances for various reasons. The husband earns more that the wife so to make it fair the husband will be paying a greater percentage toward the household bills.

    Let's say the husband earns £1327 a month and the wife £760. Out of a hundred, what percentage of the overall income is the husband earning? He will then pay that percentage toward the bills. If that makes sense?

    Thanks!
    OK.

    1327+760 = 2087 (=combined total income)

    1327/2087 = 0.63584 (+) = 63.584% (using a calculator)

    1327/2087 = X/100 >> (1327x100)/2087 = 132700/2087 = X = 63.584 (+) doing the division.

    So, the husband's percentage of the total income is 63.584%

    The wife's percentage of the total income can be worked out the same way, or much more simply now by simple subtraction.

    100 - 63.584 = 36.416% is the wife's percentage of the total income.

    So, hubby will end up paying a bit less than two thirds of the household bills, and the missus will pay a bit more than one third.
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