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Someone please explain the language of this problem. Too confusing.Not able to form the equation.


While Mel is on disability leave, his employer pays him a monthly disability benefit equal to $1,200 plus 40% of the amount of his monthly salary in excess of $2,000. What is Mel's monthly salary?

His employer pays him a monthly disability benefit equal to $1,200 plus 40% of the amount of his monthly salary in excess of $2,000.

So Mel gets \(1,200 + 0.4(S - 2,000)\), where S is Mel's salary.

For example, if his monthly salary is $5,000, then Mel gets $1,200 plus 40% of $3,000 (40% of the amount of his monthly salary in excess of $2,000): \(1,200 + 0.4(S - 2,000)=1,200 + 0.4(5,000 - 2,000)=1,200 + 0.4*3,000=2,400\).

(1) Mel's monthly disability benefit from his employer is $1,600:

\(1,200 + 0.4(S - 2,000)=1,600\). We can get S. Sufficient,

(2) Mel's monthly salary exceeds $2,500. Not sufficient.

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Bunuel thanks got it now. The previous solution had confused me!
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