Mathematics

The pie chart above shows the expenditure of a family whose income is N30,000. If…

The pie chart above shows the expenditure of a family whose income is N30,000. If the expenditure on food is twice that on housing and that on school fees is twice that on transport, how much does the family spend on food?
  • A.
    N 28 000
  • B.
    N 25 500
  • C.
    N15 000
  • D.
    N 12 500
Correct Answer: Option D
Explanation

Expenditure on housing = x
Expenditure on food = 2x
Expenditure on school fees = 90o
Expenditure on transport = 45o
x + 2x + 90 + 45 = 360o
3x + 135 = 360o
3x = 360 – 135
3x = 225
x = 225/3 = 75o
∴∠ for food = 2x = 2 * 75
= 150
360o = N30,000
1o = ?
1o = 30,000/360
150o = (30000/360) * (150/1)
= N12500