anonymous
  • anonymous
find last years salary if, after a 2% pay raise, this years salary is $37,740
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iwillrektyou
  • iwillrektyou
You have to kind of work backwards for this.
anonymous
  • anonymous
yea im lost on how to figure it out
iwillrektyou
  • iwillrektyou
Ok I will try to guide you through this.

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iwillrektyou
  • iwillrektyou
Hmm... Sorry, give me a minute. I need to think of how to start. XD
anonymous
  • anonymous
ok this is me brandi2586. I wanted to get on my other account
iwillrektyou
  • iwillrektyou
Ok.
iwillrektyou
  • iwillrektyou
The salary last year shouldn't have a big difference from this year, because it is a 0.02% difference.
TheSmartOne
  • TheSmartOne
\(\sf a \times 1.02 = 37,740\) Solve for a
TheSmartOne
  • TheSmartOne
and that's all
TheSmartOne
  • TheSmartOne
I was waiting to see how you would attempt it, but you seemed confused so I decided to lend a hand :)
iwillrektyou
  • iwillrektyou
Thanks. :) You worded it better than I could have.
amistre64
  • amistre64
we started with 100 parts, and then added 2 more parts to get to where we are now; so we have 102 parts. we could divide it into its 102 parts, and add up 100 of them to determine the original amount ....
iwillrektyou
  • iwillrektyou
You can just divide it to solve. This is working backward. So: 37,470/1.02 = answer

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