If your salary of 33,000 this year was 10% more than last year, what was last years salary?

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- February 2nd 2009, 06:30 PMcherubeeIf your salary of 33,000 this year was 10% more than last year, what was last years $
If your salary of 33,000 this year was 10% more than last year, what was last years salary?

- February 2nd 2009, 06:35 PMMush
- February 3rd 2013, 06:52 AMpspssRe: If your salary of 33,000 this year was 10% more than last year, what was last yea
If your salary of 33,000 this year was 10% more than last year, what was last years salary?

If last year salary was 100 then this year it will be 110

so when this year salary is 110 last year it was 100

then if this year salary is 33000, then last year it was 33000 × 100/110

= 300 × 100 = 30000

---- - February 3rd 2013, 11:11 AMHallsofIvyRe: If your salary of 33,000 this year was 10% more than last year, what was last yea
Yet another way: Suppose you salary last year was "A". 10% of that is 0.01A and your last years salary

**plus**10^% is A+ 0.10A= (1+ .1)A=1.1A. Since 33,000 is "10% more than last year, 1.1A= 33000. Divide both side by 1.1 to get mush's solution.