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

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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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Adela 3 months 2021-09-02T05:27:31+00:00 2 Answers 1 views 0

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    2021-09-02T05:28:57+00:00

    Answer:

    $1900

    Step-by-step explanation:

    5% increase is $100 dollar

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    2021-09-02T05:29:01+00:00

    Answer:

    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

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