# SOLUTION: This year Mr. Markel is getting paid \$216,000 to teach two algebra classes. This is 8% more than he was paid last year. What was he paid last year?

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 Question 171596: This year Mr. Markel is getting paid \$216,000 to teach two algebra classes. This is 8% more than he was paid last year. What was he paid last year? Answer by nerdybill(6951)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!This year Mr. Markel is getting paid \$216,000 to teach two algebra classes. This is 8% more than he was paid last year. What was he paid last year? . Wow, Mr. Markel is making a LOT teaching! . Let x = amount he was paid last year then because he is making 8% more this year: x + .08x = 216000 x(1+.08) = 216000 x(1.08) = 216000 x = 216000/1.08 x = \$200,000