# SOLUTION: 1) The total profit for a company in February was 20 percent higher than it was in january. The total profit for the 2 months was \$157498. Find the profit for each month. 2)your

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 Question 272645: 1) The total profit for a company in February was 20 percent higher than it was in january. The total profit for the 2 months was \$157498. Find the profit for each month. 2)your weekly paycheck is 15 percent less than your coworker's. The total of your paycheck and your coworker's paychek is \$645. Find the amount of each person's paychek.Answer by mananth(12270)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!1) The total profit for a company in February was 20 percent higher than it was in january. The total profit for the 2 months was \$157498. Find the profit for each month. Let the profit in january be x 20/100 *x is the increase in February Profit in february will be 20/100*x+x The total profit for two months was \$ 157498 x+ 20/100*x +x = 157498 2x+1/5 *x =157498 10x+x /5 = 157498 11x=5*157498 x=157498*5/11 x= \$71590 157498-71590=85908 January profit = \$71590 February profit =\$85908 ------------------------------- your weekly paycheck is 15 percent less than your coworker's. The total of your paycheck and your coworker's paychek is \$645. Find the amount of each person's paychek. Let the worker's pay check be x you get 15/100* x less so you get x- 15/100 *x The total pay check is \$645 x+( x-15/100 *x)= 645 x+(100x-15 / 100 *x) =645 x+(85x/100)=645 100x+85x /100 =645 185x=64500 x=\$348.65 worker's pay check you will get 15% less than 348.65 \$296.35