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(Please help! I don't know how to find the answer to this!) A job pays an annual salary of $35,525, which includes a holiday bonus of $725. if paychecks are issued twice a month, what is the gross amount for each paycheck?

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  1. candyme
    • one year ago
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    So if you have 2 paychecks a month, you will have 24 paychecks per year.

  2. candyme
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    What you need to find is how much each of those paychecks is. you know that the salary for the year is 35,525 and you know that 725 of that is a bonus. So how would you put that into an equation?

  3. candyme
    • one year ago
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    Your variable is the amount per paycheck. Since there are 24 paychecks, you write it as 24x

  4. candyme
    • one year ago
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    To put it into an equation, you would put your total salary on one side and the amounts that you add up on the other. Do you know how that would be written?

  5. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    35525+24x=725?

  6. candyme
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    Close. The total salary is the 33,525. So you would add all your paychecks and the bonus to get that number. It would be 33525=24x+725

  7. candyme
    • one year ago
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    Now combine like terms so we can solve

  8. anonymous
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    1450?

  9. candyme
    • one year ago
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    |dw:1440822297030:dw|

  10. candyme
    • one year ago
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    You subtract the 725 from both sides to get x by itself. Now you want to divide by 24

  11. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Thank you!

  12. candyme
    • one year ago
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