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I just get the bank statment where I get 41000 bucks, But they mentioned that they cut 2% from orignal amount... (means i get the 41000 after cutting 2%)

Now, I am not able to calculate orginal amount , how to calculate the orignal amt ?

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So you have some unknown fixed number called the original amount: call that number x.

From that number x, 2% of that number or 2% of x was taken away so x - (2%)x = $41,000.

Solving for x gives: x = $41,836.73

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