Percent And Interest Problems

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Percent And Interest Problems

by swerve » Thu Jun 17, 2021 7:03 am

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To determine her state income tax last year, Elena computed 5 percent of her gross income, rounded the resulting figure down to the nearest $100, and subtracted $50 for each dependent that she claimed. If Elena's gross income was $34,500 and she claimed 2 dependents, how much did she determine her state income tax to be?

A. $1,600
B. $1,625
C. $1,650
D. $1,675
E. $1,700

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Re: Percent And Interest Problems

by [email protected] » Fri Jun 18, 2021 5:03 am
swerve wrote:
Thu Jun 17, 2021 7:03 am
To determine her state income tax last year, Elena computed 5 percent of her gross income, rounded the resulting figure down to the nearest $100, and subtracted $50 for each dependent that she claimed. If Elena's gross income was $34,500 and she claimed 2 dependents, how much did she determine her state income tax to be?

A. $1,600
B. $1,625
C. $1,650
D. $1,675
E. $1,700

The OA is A

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Elena computed 5 percent of her gross income, rounded the resulting figure down to the nearest $100....
10% of $34,500 = $3450
So, 5% of $34,500 = $1725
Rounded DOWN to the nearest $100, $1725 becomes $1700

... and subtracted $50 for each dependent that she claimed.
Elena has 2 dependents
So, we subtract a total of $100

$1700 - $100 = $1600

Answer: A

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