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
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}  $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 Ask Algebra House Comments are closed.

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