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?

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**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

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

Solve for x.

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