RATL 1 | Lesson 2 | Explore (Percentages)



During a time of economic difficulty, a company had to give a 10% salary cut to all of the company’s employees. Six months later, the economy improved, and all of the employees received a 10% raise.

Bella says that the raise restored her to her previous salary. Bert said that the raise was not large enough to restore him back to his original salary.

  1. Is is possible that they are both right?
  2. Does this answer depend upon the original salary?

To explore Bella and Bert’s claims, use the example salaries provided in the table below to compute the new salary after the cut and after the raise.

Original Salary After Salary Cut After Raise







\($x\) (any amount)


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