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Assume his salary is 100 dollars then the next year he would have 110 dollars then the next year he would have 121 dollars then the next year he would have 133.1 dollars so therefore it is A
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Assume his salary is originally <math>100</math> dollars. Then, in the next year, he would have <math>110</math> dollars, and in the next, he would have <math>121</math> dollars. The next year he would have <math>133.1</math> dollars and in the final year, he would have <math>146.41</math>. As the total increase is greater than <math>45\%</math>, the answer is <math>\boxed{\text{E}}</math>.
  
so the percent is smaller than <math>40\% </math> and the only choice left is <math>\boxed{\text{A}}</math>.
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~sakshamsethi
  
 
==See Also==
 
==See Also==

Latest revision as of 19:16, 26 September 2020

Problem

Mr. Green receives a $10\%$ raise every year. His salary after four such raises has gone up by what percent?

$\text{(A)}\ \text{less than }40\% \qquad \text{(B)}\ 40\% \qquad \text{(C)}\ 44\% \qquad \text{(D)}\ 45\% \qquad \text{(E)}\ \text{more than }45\%$

Solution

Assume his salary is originally $100$ dollars. Then, in the next year, he would have $110$ dollars, and in the next, he would have $121$ dollars. The next year he would have $133.1$ dollars and in the final year, he would have $146.41$. As the total increase is greater than $45\%$, the answer is $\boxed{\text{E}}$.

~sakshamsethi

See Also

1985 AJHSME (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
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Problem 20
Followed by
Problem 22
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