Posted by Poochie on Sunday, July 10, 2011 at 5:39pm.
Darians IRA has fallen 12.6% to 142,500.49. What was the value of her IRA at the beginning of the year?

algebra  Reiny, Sunday, July 10, 2011 at 5:45pm
So it is now 87.4% of what it was before.
.874x = 142500.49
x = 142500.49/.874 = 163 044.39

algebra  Ms. Sue, Sunday, July 10, 2011 at 5:48pm
0.874x = 142,500.49
Solve for x.
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