# am I doing this problem wrong?

#### Maintenance Man

Joined May 12, 2010
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I have a question about a word problem:
The employees are paying $5000 which is 25%. If the company pays 75% that is 3 times the 25% So$5000 times 3 would be $15000 Note: Edited mistake in multiplying 5000x3 Last edited: #### beenthere Joined Apr 20, 2004 15,819 #### PatM Joined Dec 31, 2010 86 Dropped a zero - that's$15,000.
You are correct.
So the answer would be $20,000 The employees$5000 plus the company's $15000 =$20,000 Total for the insurance.