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# Each week a certain salesman is made a fixed amount equal to

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Each week a certain salesman is made a fixed amount equal to [#permalink]  18 Mar 2006, 22:03
Each week a certain salesman is made a fixed amount equal to $300 plus a commission equal to 5 percent of the amount of these sales that week over$1,000. What is the total
amount the salesman was paid last week?
(1) The total amount the salesman was paid last week is equal to 10 percent of the
amount of these sales last week.
(2) The salesmanâ€™s sales last week total $5,000. Manager Joined: 12 Feb 2006 Posts: 71 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 0 Re: typical q [#permalink] 19 Mar 2006, 07:39 joemama142000 wrote: Each week a certain salesman is made a fixed amount equal to$300 plus a commission
equal to 5 percent of the amount of these sales that week over $1,000. What is the total amount the salesman was paid last week? (1) The total amount the salesman was paid last week is equal to 10 percent of the amount of these sales last week. (2) The salesmanâ€™s sales last week total$5,000.

This is what I think:

1).. the answer is already given in this statement

2) with this info you can compute his salary.

So D..
i think there is a trick in this question, maybe I'm wrong.
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Re: typical q [#permalink]  22 Mar 2006, 00:51
Angela780 wrote:
This is what I think:

1).. the answer is already given in this statement

what first statement gives us is if x is total sale then the commision is 10% of x = 0.1x

but the commision is 300 + (x-1000) * 5/100

So we get:
300 + (x-1000) * 5/100 = 0.1x

so eventually we get X = 5000.... same as second statement....

So at the end of the day answer is D only
Re: typical q   [#permalink] 22 Mar 2006, 00:51
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