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anonymous

  • one year ago

find last years salary if, after a 2% pay raise, this years salary is $37,740

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  1. iwillrektyou
    • one year ago
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    You have to kind of work backwards for this.

  2. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    yea im lost on how to figure it out

  3. iwillrektyou
    • one year ago
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    Ok I will try to guide you through this.

  4. iwillrektyou
    • one year ago
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    Hmm... Sorry, give me a minute. I need to think of how to start. XD

  5. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    ok this is me brandi2586. I wanted to get on my other account

  6. iwillrektyou
    • one year ago
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    Ok.

  7. iwillrektyou
    • one year ago
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    The salary last year shouldn't have a big difference from this year, because it is a 0.02% difference.

  8. TheSmartOne
    • one year ago
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    \(\sf a \times 1.02 = 37,740\) Solve for a

  9. TheSmartOne
    • one year ago
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    and that's all

  10. TheSmartOne
    • one year ago
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    I was waiting to see how you would attempt it, but you seemed confused so I decided to lend a hand :)

  11. iwillrektyou
    • one year ago
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    Thanks. :) You worded it better than I could have.

  12. amistre64
    • one year ago
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    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 ....

  13. iwillrektyou
    • one year ago
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    You can just divide it to solve. This is working backward. So: 37,470/1.02 = answer

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