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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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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%

Answer: Option D
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