# SOLUTION: The salary of a person was increased by 15%. If his salary is now is Rs 9936, what was his initial salary?

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Percentage-and-ratio-word-problems Question 620686: The salary of a person was increased by 15%. If his salary is now is Rs 9936, what was his initial salary?Answer by Maths68(1474)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!New salary after increase = Rs. 9936 Let x be the Initial salary Initial salary + 15% of initial salary = New Salary x+15%(x)=9936 x+(15/100)(x)=9936 x+(3/20)(x)=9936 x+3x/20=9936 (20x+3x)/20=9936 23x=9936*20 23x=198720 x=198720/23 x=8640 Rs. 8640 was his initial salary.