# The annual salary of men. ### Precalculus: Mathematics for Calcu...

6th Edition
Stewart + 5 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780840068071 ### Precalculus: Mathematics for Calcu...

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

#### Solutions

Chapter 1.6, Problem 26E
To determine

## To find: The annual salary of men.

Expert Solution

The annual salary of men is $32,500. ### Explanation of Solution Given: Woman earns 15% more than her husband. Man and woman both earn$69,875 per year.

Calculation:

Let the annual salary of man be x.

Woman earn 15% more the man.

Womansalary=x+15%ofx=x+0.15x=1.15x

Tabulate the given information into the language of algebra.

 In words In Algebra Man salary x Woman salary 1.15x

Model the equation for the above information.

Mansalary+Womansalary=Totalsalaryx+1.15x=69,875

Simplify the above equation for x,

2.25x=69,875x=698752.15x=32500

Thus, the annual salary of men is \$32,500.

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