Chapter 5.1, Problem 23E

### Elementary Geometry For College St...

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### Elementary Geometry For College St...

7th Edition
Alexander + 2 others
ISBN: 9781337614085
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# The salaries of a secretary, a salesperson, and a vice president for a retail sales company are in the ratio 2:3:5. If their combined annual salaries amount to $124, 500, what is the annual salary of each? To determine To find: The salaries of a secretary, a salesperson, and a vice president for a retail sales company. Explanation According the property of ratios, unknown quantities in the ratio a:b:c:d should be represented by ax, bx, cx and dx. Calculation: It is given that the salaries of a secretary, a salesperson, and a vice president for a retail sales company are in the ratio 2:3:5. Use the property of ratios. The salaries of a secretary, a salesperson, and a vice president be 2x, 3x and 5x. According to the question, 2x+3x+5x=$124,

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