# math story problem figuring percentage

Anonymous
timer Asked: Jul 4th, 2014
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### Question Description

Net bring home pay is \$429 after 22% deductions. how much was the gross pay?

## Tutor Answer

Sravan P
School: Boston College

let the initial gross pay be 'X'

the deduction is 22% of the total, so the deduction is (22/100) * X

so, (initial gross pay) - (deduction) = \$429

therefore, X - 0.22X = \$429

0.78X = \$429

X = \$429/0.78 = \$550

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Anonymous
Thanks, good work

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