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A salesperson earns a weekly salary of $600 plus a commission of 1 percent of sales over $2,000. If he earned $650 in a certain week, what was the amount of his sales?

A. $620
B. $2,050
C. $3,000
D. $7,000
E. $22,000
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A salesperson earns a weekly salary of $600 plus a commission of 1 percent of sales over $2,000. If he earned $650 in a certain week, what was the amount of his sales?

A. $620
B. $2,050
C. $3,000
D. $7,000
E. $22,000


600 + 0.01(x - 2,000) = 650;

x - 2,000 = 5,000

x = 7,000.

Answer: D.
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A salesperson earns a weekly salary of $600 plus a commission of 1 percent of sales over $2,000. If he earned $650 in a certain week, what was the amount of his sales?

A. $620
B. $2,050
C. $3,000
D. $7,000
E. $22,000


We can create the following equation in which n = amount of sales:

650 = 600 + 0.01(n - 2000)

50 = 0.01n - 20

70 = 0.01n

7000 = n

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