One newspaper reported that the mayor received a salary increase of 5%.Another paper reported that the mayor’s salary went up $2000. What w Question One newspaper reported that the mayor received a salary increase of 5%.Another paper reported that the mayor’s salary went up$2000. What was the mayor’s salary before the increase?

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$1900 Step-by-step explanation: 5% increase is$100 dollar

Let

x= Mayor’s previous salary

y=his increased salary

5% increase means

(105/100)*x=y——-(1)

From the other reporter

The Mayor’s salary went up $2000 :. y-x=2000———-(2) Put y= (105/100)*x into equation 2 105x/100 -x =2000 Multiply through by 100 105x-100x=200000 5x=200000 Divide both sides by 5 x=40000 Hence his previous salary was$40,000 and current one is

y=2000 +40000

y=\$42000

Step-by-step explanation: from your question, you didn’t state whether it went up by 2000 or went to 2000. I chose went by 2000. If it were to be went to 2000 , the equation will be different. It would been 2000-x=y