# SOLUTION: Layoffs looming. American Products plans to layoff 10% of its employees in its aerospace division and 15% of its employees in its agricultural division. If altogether 12% of the

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Money Word Problems Question 236157: Layoffs looming. American Products plans to layoff 10% of its employees in its aerospace division and 15% of its employees in its agricultural division. If altogether 12% of the 3000 employees in these two divisions will be laid off, then how many employees are in each division?Answer by checkley77(12569)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!x+y=3,000 or x=3,000-y .10x+.15y=.12*3000 .10(3,000-y)+.15y=.12*3,000 300-.10y+.15y=360 .05y=360-300 .05y=60 y=60/.05 y=1,200 layed off in the agricultural div. x=3,000-1,200=1,800 layed off in the aerospace div. Proof: .10*1,800+.15*1,200=12*3000 180+180=360 360=360