Jorge's current hourly wage for working at Denti Smiles is $12.00. Jorge was told at the beginning of next month, his new hourly wage would be an increase of 6% of his current hourly wage. What will be Jorge's new hourly wage?

A.) $12.06

B.) $12.60

C.) $12.72

D.) $18.00

E.) $19.20

A.) $12.06

B.) $12.60

C.) $12.72

D.) $18.00

E.) $19.20

**Find 6% of his current hourly wage, then add that amount onto his current wage to reveal his new hourly wage.**

$12.00

x 0.06 {changed 6% to a decimal by moving decimal point to the left two places, and multiplied}

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$0.72 {multiplied, this is the 6% increase}

$12.00 + $0.72 {added the 6% increase to the current hourly wage}

= $12.72

**C.) $12.72**

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