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Precalculus: Mathematics for Calcu...

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6th Edition
Stewart + 5 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780840068071

Solutions

Chapter 1.6, Problem 25E
To determine

To find: The monthly salary of an executive.

Expert Solution

Answer to Problem 25E

The monthly salary of an executive is $7400.

Explanation of Solution

Given:

Christmas bonus is $8500 and total earning of a year is $97,300.

Calculation:

Let the monthly salary be x.

Tabulate the given information into the language of algebra.

In words In Algebra
Monthly salary x
Salary of a year 12x

Model the equation for the above information.

Oneyearsalary+Bonus=Totalearning12x+8500=97,300

Simplify the above equation for x,

12x=97,300850012x=88,800x=7400(Divideby12)

Thus, the monthly salary of an executive is $7400.

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