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A community has 31,500 low-wage workers. Predict how many do not receive paid sick days.

Three out of four low-wage workers in the private sector do not have employer-provided health insurance, while eight out of nine do not participate in a pension plan. Three-fourths of low-wage workers do not receive paid sick days, so if they need to miss two days work because they are sick or their child is sick, they receive no pay for those days and often risk getting fired
 
   Use the problem solving plan
exponential expressions
 
assign variables to known and come up with a method to solve
 
I've tried everything I could think of.. I just don't know where to even start setting this up
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Hello Loo:
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Your problem, among many other things, states "Three-fourths of low-wage workers do not receive paid sick days, ....."
 
So, a community of 31500 low-wage workers is estimated to have 31500 x 0.75 = 23625 who so not receive paid sick days.
 
Of course, you can assign lots of variables to lots of entities, but finally come up with the above answer.  Frankly I see no need for any "exponential expressions".
 
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