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    Percentage Problem

    Here is the problem:
    A company has recently been hiring new employees. Today the company has
    26% more employees than it did a year ago. If there are currently 56,700 employees, how many employees did the company have a year ago?

    I calculated that 14,742 is 26% of 56,700 employees and subtracted it from the original amount of employees to get 41,958 employees. Although, the homework system says that's wrong but I don't know why?
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    Re: Percentage Problem

    Quote Originally Posted by whytbh View Post
    Here is the problem:
    A company has recently been hiring new employees. Today the company has 26% more employees than it did a year ago. If there are currently 56,700 employees, how many employees did the company have a year ago?

    I calculated that 14,742 is 26% of 56,700 employees and subtracted it from the original amount of employees to get 41,958 employees. Although, the homework system says that's wrong but I don't know why?
    Can you solve $E+0.26E=56700~?$ SEE HERE
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    Re: Percentage Problem

    Oh, thank you so much! I understand it now I just forgot the last division step. I go 45,000. Which see here says is the correct answer.
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