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# A sales representative earned 8 percent commission on the amount of to

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A sales representative earned 8 percent commission on the amount of total sales up to \$20,000, inclusive, and x percent commission on the amount of total sales above \$20,000. If the sales representative earned a total commission of \$2000 on total sales of \$24,000, what was the value of x?

(A) 4
(B) 6
(C) 8
(D) 10
(E) 12

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24 Sep 2018, 04:30
Bunuel wrote:
A sales representative earned 8 percent commission on the amount of total sales up to \$20,000, inclusive, and x percent commission on the amount of total sales above \$20,000. If the sales representative earned a total commission of \$2000 on total sales of \$24,000, what was the value of x?

(A) 4
(B) 6
(C) 8
(D) 10
(E) 12

8% of 20000 = 1600

Total earning of salesman = 2000

Extra earning beyond sale of \$20000 = 2000-1600 = 400

i.e. 400 = x% of (24000-20000) = (x/100)*4000

i.e. x = 10%

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