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# A salesperson earns 5% on all sales between \$200 and \$600, and 8% on

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A salesperson earns 5% on all sales between \$200 and \$600, and 8% on all sales over \$600. What is her commission in a week in which her sales total \$800?

(A) \$20

(B) \$46

(C) \$88

(D) \$36

(E) \$78

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Updated on: 15 Mar 2018, 05:27
Bunuel wrote:
A salesperson earns 5% on all sales between \$200 and \$600, and 8% on all sales over \$600. What is her commission in a week in which her sales total \$800?

(A) \$20

(B) \$46

(C) \$88

(D) \$36

(E) \$78

Since we don't have enough information to explicitly calculate, we'll look at the minimum and maximum.
This is a Logical approach.

The salesperson's commission is at least 5% of 800 = \$40. (A),(D) are eliminated.
The salesperson's commission must be less than 8% of 800 = \$64. (C), (E) are eliminated.
Since the only answer in our range is (B), this must be our answer.

(B) is our answer.
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03 Mar 2018, 00:01
Bunuel wrote:
A salesperson earns 5% on all sales between \$200 and \$600, and 8% on all sales over \$600. What is her commission in a week in which her sales total \$800?

(A) \$20

(B) \$46

(C) \$88

(D) \$36

(E) \$78

IMO B as till 600*5% and then on 200*8% which is 30+16=46.
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13 Mar 2018, 00:47
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Hi all,

I think the wording of the question is a little bit confusing as it says that the first commission is earned on all sales Between \$200 and \$600. So as I understood from the question, commission is not earned on sales up to \$200. Correct me if I am wrong but shouldn't it be up to \$600?
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Rabz wrote:
Hi all,

I think the wording of the question is a little bit confusing as it says that the first commission is earned on all sales Between \$200 and \$600. So as I understood from the question, commission is not earned on sales up to \$200. Correct me if I am wrong but shouldn't it be up to \$600?

And by that method ( of going with the exact wordings of commission given only over \$200 sales ) we get -

\$600 - \$200 = \$400 * 5% = \$20 (1)

\$800 - \$600 = \$200 * 8% = \$16 (2)

So \$20 + \$16 = \$36. Option D.

Bunuel can you please help us get rid of this ambiguity?
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15 Mar 2018, 04:54
I am really not satisfied with the OA!
The question says that the commision is earned for all the sales between 200 and 600! So for the first 200 is not due!
600-200 = 400x0,05 = 20
800-600 = 200x0,08 = 16

The answer must be 36 not 46! Or the question should be rewrited at least
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15 Mar 2018, 05:10
MvArrow wrote:
I am really not satisfied with the OA!
The question says that the commision is earned for all the sales between 200 and 600! So for the first 200 is not due!
600-200 = 400x0,05 = 20
800-600 = 200x0,08 = 16

The answer must be 36 not 46! Or the question should be rewrited at least

Hi MvArrow,

Exactly what I pointed out a couple of days ago in my post right above yours... kindly check before posting to avoid redundancy.

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15 Mar 2018, 07:15
MvArrow wrote:
I am really not satisfied with the OA!
The question says that the commision is earned for all the sales between 200 and 600! So for the first 200 is not due!
600-200 = 400x0,05 = 20
800-600 = 200x0,08 = 16

The answer must be 36 not 46! Or the question should be rewrited at least

Hi MvArrow,

Exactly what I pointed out a couple of days ago in my post right above yours... kindly check before posting to avoid redundancy.

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Sure! I just wanted to confirm your doubts

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