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**Bugtrot** First of all, I apologize upfront for being a n00b leech kind of character, but frankly I'm not sure where else to turn for help other than forums full of math-savvy folk.

I'm sure this for those here will be simple but I'm an adult long out of high school and college who doesn't usually touch numbers. For this, I also apologize.

Recently, a company I work with enacted a 2.5% fee on processing funds. The cap is \$250 which is obviously reached at \$10,000 but for amounts lower than that, I'd very much like to have to way to calculate how much total I must process to get an even amount.

So... let's say \$5000 is the amount I want to end up with.

I need to know a way to figure out the total amount x .025 = 5000

It's obviously not as simple as 5000 x .025

Anyone able (and obviously willing) to help?