A union contract specifies a 6 percent salary increase plus a $450 bonus for each employee. For a certain employee, this is equivalent to an 8% salary increase. What was this employee's salary before the new contract?

Let the Current salary of Employee be = X

As per new contract Salary increased by 6% plus $450 = 106% of X + 450

This revised Salary is equivalent to 8% salary increase = 108% of X

Therefore;

108% of X = 106% of X + 450

\(\frac{108}{100}\) * X = \(\frac{106}{100}\) * X + 450 = \(\frac{106X + 45000}{100}\)

108X = 106X + 45000

2X = 45000

X =

$22500Employee's salary before the new contract was

$22500Answer B..._________________

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