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The Chase family spends 20% of their income on rent and $\frac { 1 } { 3 }$ of their income on groceries. What percent of their income does the Chase family spend on rent and groceries combined?

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1 of 2Convert the given fraction into percent:

$\begin{gather*} \dfrac{1}{8} = \dfrac{1 \cdot 12.5}{8 \cdot 12.5} = \dfrac{12.5}{100} = \boldsymbol{12.5\%} \end{gather*}$

The total spend on rent and groceries is:

$\begin{gather*} 20\% + 12.5\% = \boldsymbol{32.5\%} \end{gather*}$

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