Elementary Algebra

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285194055
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-405-9

Chapter 4 - Proportions, Percents, and Solving Inequalities - Chapters 1-4 Cumulative Review Problem Set: 47

Answer

Her salary 5 years ago was 15,000 dollars.

Work Step by Step

Let x represent her salary 5 years ago. 2000 more than twice her salary 5 years ago means 2000 + 2x. Is 32000 means = 32000 Now we can solve the following equation: 2000 + 2x = 32000 2x = 30000 Divide both sides by 2. x = 15000 Her salary 5 years ago was 15,000 dollars.
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