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# Elena receives a salary plus a commission that is equal to a

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Elena receives a salary plus a commission that is equal to a fixed percentage of her sales revenue. What was the total of Elena’s salary and commission last month ?

(1) Elena’s monthly salary is $1,000. (2) Elena’s commission is 5 percent of her sales revenue. Intern Joined: 15 Aug 2010 Posts: 10 Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 0 Re: DS question [#permalink] ### Show Tags 27 Sep 2010, 20:46 Elena receives a salary plus a commission that is equal to a fixed percentage of her sales revenue. What was the total of Elena’s salary and commission last month ? (1) Elena’s monthly salary is$1,000.
(2) Elena’s commission is 5 percent of her sales revenue.

The Q asks about Salary + % of Sales Revenue ( that is Commission )

Option 1- tells about Salary only, Hence Insufficient
Option 2- Tells about % age of Sales Revenue but the Figure of Sales Revenue is not given hence and alone this can't answer the Questions, Hence insufficient

Together both statments are not sufficient, Hence E
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27 Sep 2010, 22:37
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Elena receives a salary plus a commission that is equal to a fixed percentage of her sales revenue. What was the total of Elena’s salary and commission last month ?

(1) Elena’s monthly salary is $1,000. (2) Elena’s commission is 5 percent of her sales revenue. 1: insuf -> B, C, E 2: insuf then -> C, E 1 and 2: still insuff, we dont know either fixed percentage or the sales vo lume then E Intern Joined: 30 Mar 2010 Posts: 10 Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 4 Re: DS question [#permalink] ### Show Tags 28 Sep 2010, 08:07 Salary + Comission = x/100* Y 1000*0.05y=xy/100 , therefore we would need to know total revenue or comission amount in order to reach the answer . letter E!!! Revenue= Y X=% Intern Joined: 08 Aug 2010 Posts: 25 Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 13 [0], given: 0 Re: DS question [#permalink] ### Show Tags 28 Sep 2010, 08:52 Thx everyone....the answer is indeed E. Manager Joined: 26 Jul 2010 Posts: 103 Location: India Concentration: Operations, General Management Schools: IIMA (M) GMAT 1: 640 Q48 V29 GMAT 2: 670 Q49 V31 WE: Supply Chain Management (Military & Defense) Followers: 6 Kudos [?]: 25 [0], given: 6 Re: DS question [#permalink] ### Show Tags 22 Apr 2011, 22:56 simple E 1. not sufficent= only gives salary 2. not suff = only gives 5% of what revenue ??? combined stil not sufficient revenue/sales= ? hence e _________________ lets start again Manager Joined: 11 Dec 2010 Posts: 115 WE: Consulting (Consulting) Followers: 4 Kudos [?]: 37 [0], given: 50 Re: DS question [#permalink] ### Show Tags 23 Apr 2011, 08:47 Statement 1 - not sufficient (provides with the salary but not the commission) Statement 2 - not sufficient (Revenue needed to calculate the commission) Combining - Commission still cannot be calculated So answer - E Intern Joined: 11 Apr 2011 Posts: 32 Location: London WE 1: 3 yrs f/t manager in aerospace (IT - Commercial - Int'l Mktg) WE 2: 5 yrs freelance consultant to Gov't Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 3 [0], given: 3 Re: DS question [#permalink] ### Show Tags 23 Apr 2011, 08:54 Quote: Elena receives a salary plus a commission that is equal to a fixed percentage of her sales revenue. What was the total of Elena’s salary and commission last month ? (1) Elena’s monthly salary is$1,000.
(2) Elena’s commission is 5 percent of her sales revenue.

nothing said about sales revenue - therefore E
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23 Apr 2011, 14:28
1. Not sufficient

as we dont know anything about commission or sales revenue

2. Not sufficient.

as we dont know anything about salary or sales revenue.

together

we still dont know anything about sales revenue.

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24 Apr 2011, 21:16
(1) says

Selena's Compensation = 1000 + Commission

But Commission is not known

(2) says

Selena's Compensation = Elena’s monthly salary + 5/100 * Sales Revenue

But Selena’s monthly salary and Sales Revenue are not known

(1) + (2)

Selena’s Sales Revenue is not known

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