# SOLUTION: I need help with this question, please: what is the equation? The Problem: Maria's take home pay last week was \$585. This was after 1/4 of her pay was taken out for insurance and t

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Numbers Word Problems Question 255818: I need help with this question, please: what is the equation? The Problem: Maria's take home pay last week was \$585. This was after 1/4 of her pay was taken out for insurance and taxes. How much was Maria's gross pay before the deductions for taxes and insurance?Answer by Greenfinch(383)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Pay less 1/4 pay = take home pay = 585 so 3/4 pay = 585 so Pay = 4/3 x 585 = \$780