## If the total payroll expense of a certain business in year Y was $84,000, which was 20 percent more than in year X, what ##### This topic has expert replies Moderator Posts: 2004 Joined: 29 Oct 2017 Followed by:2 members ### If the total payroll expense of a certain business in year Y was$84,000, which was 20 percent more than in year X, what

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If the total payroll expense of a certain business in year Y was $84,000, which was 20 percent more than in year X, what was the total payroll expense in year X? A.$70,000
B. $68,320 C.$64,000
D. $60,000 E.$52,320

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### Re: If the total payroll expense of a certain business in year Y was $84,000, which was 20 percent more than in year X, by [email protected] » Thu Sep 02, 2021 5:58 am AAPL wrote: Thu Sep 02, 2021 2:49 am Official Guide If the total payroll expense of a certain business in year Y was$84,000, which was 20 percent more than in year X, what was the total payroll expense in year X?

A. $70,000 B.$68,320
C. $64,000 D.$60,000
E. $52,320 OA A We can solve this question algebraically or by testing the answer choices. Algebraic solution Let x = the expenses in year X So we can write: 1.2x = 84,000 Solve: x = 84,000/1.2 = 70,000 Answer: A testing the answer choices (A)$70,000
1.2(70,000) = 84,000
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Answer: A
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