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Question from Jessica, a student:

Sara gets paid $15.00 an hour. She worked 80 hours during the pay period. If 28% of what she earned is deducted for taxes, how much does Sara get to take home?

Hi Jessica,

If Sara earns $\$15.00$ per hour for 80 hours, how much does she earn? If she pays 28% in taxes then she takes home 100% - 28% = 82% of what she earns. What is 82% of what she earns?


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