In a certain city the rate of taxation is the following: $x\%$ tax is collected for an income of $x$ thousand dollars. What income, in dollars, will yield the greatest take home pay? (Take-home pay is the income minus the tax on that income.)

\(\text{In a certain city the rate of taxation is the following: \\ $x\%$ tax is collected for an income of $x$ thousand dollars. \\ What income, in dollars, will yield the greatest take home pay? \\ (Take-home pay is the income minus the tax on that income.)}\)

Guest Mar 8, 2019

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Income x thousands tax = x * x%

Take home is x - x (x/100) = -x^2/100 + x Max will be at -b/2a = - 1/(2* (-1/100)) = 50 = x = $50 000

ElectricPavlov Mar 8, 2019

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Best Answer

Income x thousands tax = x * x%

Take home is x - x (x/100) = -x^2/100 + x Max will be at -b/2a = - 1/(2* (-1/100)) = 50 = x = $50 000

ElectricPavlov Mar 8, 2019