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# A baseball player signs a new contract that includes a guaranteed 10 p

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A baseball player signs a new contract that includes a guaranteed 10 percent increase in salary over his old contract, plus a performance bonus of up to \$500. If he earns the maximum possible performance bonus, his new salary including bonus will be equivalent to a 12 percent increase over his old salary. Assuming he earns the full bonus, what will his total new salary be, in dollars?

(A) 24,500

(B) 25,000

(C) 27,500

(D) 28,000

(E) 28,500

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10 Jun 2016, 04:21
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A baseball player signs a new contract that includes a guaranteed 10 percent increase in salary over his old contract, plus a performance bonus of up to \$500. If he earns the maximum possible performance bonus, his new salary including bonus will be equivalent to a 12 percent increase over his old salary. Assuming he earns the full bonus, what will his total new salary be, in dollars?

(A) 24,500

(B) 25,000

(C) 27,500

(D) 28,000

(E) 28,500

GIVEN = 12% = 10% +500................2% = 500....................100% = 25000....
so old salary = 25000...
new salary = 25000+10% 0f 25000+500 = 25000+2500+500 = 28000

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31 Jul 2016, 05:54
salary(new)=1.1salary(old)+bonus=1.1salary(old)+500 this equation is equal to 1.12salary(old) hence 1.1salary(old)+500=1.12salary(old) ==> -0.02salary(old)=-500 ==> salary(old)=25000 Hence salary(new)=27500+500=28000 Answer D
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31 Jul 2016, 09:24
Original salary = X.
(Wanted) New salary = 1,12X.
500=0,02X.
X=25,000.
1,12*25,000=28,000.
Answer is D.
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