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# A car salesman earns a base salary of \$1,000 per month plus a commissi

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A car salesman earns a base salary of \$1,000 per month plus a commission of \$200 for each car he sells. If he earned \$2,200 in February, how many cars does he have to sell in March in order to double his February earnings?

(A) 6
(B) 11
(C) 12
(D) 17
(E) 22
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felippemed wrote:
A car salesman earns a base salary of \$1,000 per month plus a commission of \$200 for each car he sells. If he earned \$2,200 in February, how many cars does he have to sell in March in order to double his February earnings?

(A) 6
(B) 11
(C) 12
(D) 17
(E) 22

Commission = Fixed Commission + Variable commission

4400 = 1000 + 200 ( No of units sold)

3400 = 200 ( No of units sold)

So, No of units sold = 17

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09 Oct 2018, 10:44
felippemed wrote:
A car salesman earns a base salary of \$1,000 per month plus a commission of \$200 for each car he sells. If he earned \$2,200 in February, how many cars does he have to sell in March in order to double his February earnings?

(A) 6
(B) 11
(C) 12
(D) 17
(E) 22

Letting n = the number of cars he needs to sell in March, we can create the equation:

4400 = 1000 + n x 200

3400 = 200n

n = 17

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