# Price Employee Paid

Discussion in 'Algebra' started by nycmathguy, Jul 31, 2021.

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20% increase=> all together 120%=1.2=> $80*1.2 (find new price) 10% employee discount=0.9* new price->deduct discount MathLover1, Jul 31, 2021 nycmathguy likes this. 3. ### nycmathguy Joined: Jun 27, 2021 Messages: 5,386 Likes Received: 422 Let me see. 80 • 0.20 = 16 New price =$16 + $80 or$96.

At 10% off the new price, we calculate 100% - 10% = 90%.

Let E = price employee paid

E = 0.90 • 96

E = \$86.40

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Very good. I think the best skill in math is the ability to solve word problems. In 2006, I moved in with my dad in Springfield, Missouri. I wanted to start a new life away from the overpopulated NYC.

The Missouri slogan is the SHOW ME state. It is literally that---you must prove yourself to be who you claim to be. For example, if you claim to be an excellent swimmer, you must pass a swim test. I took a test at Bank One to work as a Financial Advisor.

The test consisted mostly of word problems. After the test, the proctor said my score was the lowest that he had seen in many years. This news hit me hard. I was so embarrassed. The value of my B.A. in Sociology and college education became obsolete at that moment in time.

The questions on the test were very similar to this thread. Employers are not impressed if you can solve a linear equation like x + 4 = 5. Anyone can solve this equation for x. Employers want to know if applicants can REASON their way to the right answer, which is why word problems are often given on exams leading to jobs. You say?

nycmathguy, Aug 1, 2021