Chapter 5.1, Problem 23E

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Textbook Problem

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 2*x*, 3*x* and 5*x*.

According to the question,

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