Salaries of Goutham and Govind are in the ratio 2 : 3. If the salary of each is increased by Rs. 4000, the new ratio becomes 40 : 57. what is Govind's present salary?

Rs. 33,000

Rs. 20,000

Rs. 38,000

Rs. 36,000

Solution: Let the original salaries of Goutham and Govind be Rs. 2x and Rs. 3x respectively. Then, 2x+4000/3x+4000 = 40/57 => 57(2x+4000) = 40(3x+4000) => 6x = 68000 => 3x = 34000. .'. Govind's present salary = 3x + 4000 = Rs. 34000 + 4000 = Rs. 38,000.

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