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October 27th, 2016, 01:10 PM  #1 
Senior Member Joined: Feb 2016 From: seattle Posts: 377 Thanks: 10  where does the new pay info come from?
not sure where the new pay comes from? I have both tried to add the other pay to the other and divide (wrong.) I have tried to subtract it and then divide (wrong) I subtract the 2 different pays from each other and then divide (wrong) Last edited by GIjoefan1976; October 27th, 2016 at 01:11 PM. Reason: forgot attacment 
October 27th, 2016, 01:11 PM  #2 
Senior Member Joined: Sep 2015 From: USA Posts: 1,790 Thanks: 923 
It looks like they want you to find $t$ such that $40600 + 3200t > 47100+3000t$ can you do that? Last edited by romsek; October 27th, 2016 at 01:13 PM. 
October 27th, 2016, 01:17 PM  #3 
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You seek $t$ such that $P_g \gt P_m$ where $P_g=40600+3200t$ and $P_m=47100+3000t$. Just make $t$ the subject of the inequality. 
October 27th, 2016, 01:39 PM  #4 
Senior Member Joined: Feb 2016 From: seattle Posts: 377 Thanks: 10  awe, okay thanks yeah I can do that. it just confused me why the pay from 85000 was not being used for the second problem as usually it would in these kinds of problems.

October 27th, 2016, 01:47 PM  #5 
Senior Member Joined: Sep 2015 From: USA Posts: 1,790 Thanks: 923  yeah, I get it. Gotta remember that people generally write these things and who knows what goes through their heads when they are writing them.

October 27th, 2016, 02:09 PM  #6 
Senior Member Joined: Feb 2016 From: seattle Posts: 377 Thanks: 10  Right ....Thanks again for helping me getting through this....since time is running out for me in my class, would hate to fail after 6 months of math and loss of money.


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