Question 15

Two men X and Y started working for a certain company at similar jobs on January 1, 1950. X asked for an initial monthly salary of Rs. 300 with an annual increment of Rs. 30. Y asked for an initial monthly salary of Rs. 200 with a rise of Rs. 15 every 6 months. Assume that the arrangements remained unaltered till December 31, 1959. Salary is paid on the last day of the month. What is the total amount paid to them as salary during the period?


January 1, 1950 to December 31, 1959 is a period of 10 years or 20 half years.
The person X after 1st year gets Rs. 300 in next year he gets Rs. 330 and so on.
So his earning is in AP with 10 300+330+360+...

Similarly earning of Y is in AP with 20 terms 200+215+230+245.... .

So, the total earnings of X equals 12*(300+330+....10 terms) = 52200
The total earnings of Y equals 6*(200+215+230+...20 terms) = 41100

So, the total earnings of the two equals 52200+41100 = 93300

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