The Math Beast Challenge Problem of the Week – April 9th, 2012

Tom Williams —  April 10, 2012 — Leave a comment

Math BeastEach week, we post a new Challenge Problem for you to attempt. If you submit the correct answer, you will be entered into that week’s drawing for two free Manhattan Prep GRE Strategy Guides.

For Jack, income tax is between 15 and 35 percent of total income after an exclusion amount has been subtracted (that is, Jack does not have to pay any income tax on the exclusion amount, only on the remainder of his total income). If the exclusion amount is between $5200 and $9800, and Jack’s income tax was $8700, which of the following could have been Jack’s total income?

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Tom Williams


Tom Williams is a Marketing Associate at Manhattan Prep. His background and interests are primarily within New Media and Online Marketing. As such, he spends approximately 18 hours a day in front of a computer. When he’s not interacting with Manhattan Prep students on Facebook and Twitter, Tom can be found listening to records, rooting for the Mets and Jets, and reading history books.

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