# Question 1

1.1 Duanita works as an editor for ‘The Correct Language Company’. She receives a basic
salary every month. The number on the salary slip indicates the number of months she has
been working for the company. Below is a copy of Duanita’s salary slip for February 2018.

Use the above salary slip to answer the questions below.

1.1.1 Determine the missing values of A and B respectively. (4)

1.1.2 Show with the necessary calculations that the deduction for Pension is 7,5%. (2)

1.1.3 Determine the number of years and months that Duanita has been working for this
company. (4)

1.1.4 Why do you think some of the digits have been omitted from the account number? (2)

1.1.5 Duanita is offered an increase of 6,4%. She claims that her net pay for March will
be R1 000 more than the net pay for February. Verify, with the necessary
calculations, whether her statement is valid or not.

NOTE: Her tax will increase by R175,00, the pension will increase by
R120,00 and the medical aid and UIF will remain unchanged.
(7)

1.2 Duanita wants a garden box at the back of her house to plant some herbs. She decides to

Refer to the above garden box and answer the questions below.

1.2.1 Calculate the area of the base of the garden box. Give your final answer in
square metres (m2).

You may use the following formula:

Area = length x breadth (3)

1.2.2 The garden box cannot be filled with sand right to the top. The garden box can
only be filled to 75% of its height. Calculate the height of the sand in the garden
box to the nearest centimetre. (3)

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