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    can someone show me how to do these problems, I am really stuck.


    1) next year a woman will receive a rise amounting to one-eighth of her weekly wage. Her weekly wage will then be 180. what is her present weekly wage.

    2) A man sells his car 1620 and, as a result loses one-tenth of the price he paid for it. what price did he pay for it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tweety View Post
    can someone show me how to do these problems, I am really stuck.


    1) next year a woman will receive a rise amounting to one-eighth of her weekly wage. Her weekly wage will then be 180. what is her present weekly wage.

    Let x = her wage now

    x + 1/8 x = 180

    2) A man sells his car 1620 and, as a result loses one-tenth of the price he paid for it. what price did he pay for it?

    Let x = the original price

    x - 1/10 x = 1620
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