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Mr. Paul earns commission by selling cars. The total commission earned throughout a particular year is $7000, which is $5000 more than the commission he earned in the previous year. Which of the following equations gives the commission he earned in the previous year?ff ff
Step 1: Let be the commission earned in the previous year.
Step 2: $( + 5000) is the commission earned this year.
Step 3: [Write the equation.] + 5000 = 7000
Step 4: [Subtract 5000 from both sides.] = 7000 - 5000 = 2000
Step 5: The equation, which gives the commission earned in the previous year is = 2000.