# Algebra

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One newspaper reported that the mayor received a salary increase of 5%. Another paper reported that the mayor's salary went up \$2000. What was the mayor's salary before the increase?

My teacher gave us a hint.

y= 1.05x.

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Here's an easy way to solve this. Let x equal the mayor's salary before his/her raise.

0.05x = 2,000
x = ???

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Thank you!

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You're welcome.

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you can also use the formula ur teacher gave, y= 1.05x,
where x = 2000
y = is the new salary= 1.05x2000

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