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# A salesperson receives a salary of \$100 a week and a commission of 5%

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A salesperson receives a salary of \$100 a week and a commission of 5% on all sales. What must be the amount of sales for a week in which the salesperson's total weekly income is \$360?

(A) \$6,200

(B) \$5,200

(C) \$2,600

(D) \$720

(E) \$560

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01 Mar 2018, 00:35
Bunuel wrote:
A salesperson receives a salary of \$100 a week and a commission of 5% on all sales. What must be the amount of sales for a week in which the salesperson's total weekly income is \$360?

(A) \$6,200

(B) \$5,200

(C) \$2,600

(D) \$720

(E) \$560

As the calculation is straighforward, we'll just do it.
This is a Precise approach.

Since the salesperson made \$360, out of which \$100 was salary and the rest commission, then the salesperson made \$260 of commission.
Since this is 5% of the sales, the total amount of sales must be 260 / 0.05 = 260*20 = \$5200

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03 Mar 2018, 00:31
Bunuel wrote:
A salesperson receives a salary of \$100 a week and a commission of 5% on all sales. What must be the amount of sales for a week in which the salesperson's total weekly income is \$360?

(A) \$6,200

(B) \$5,200

(C) \$2,600

(D) \$720

(E) \$560

IMO B
salary for week 360- 100(fixed salary)=260 which is equal to 5% of total sales
let total sales be x then x=260*20=5200
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03 Mar 2018, 02:31
Bunuel wrote:
A salesperson receives a salary of \$100 a week and a commission of 5% on all sales. What must be the amount of sales for a week in which the salesperson's total weekly income is \$360?

(A) \$6,200

(B) \$5,200

(C) \$2,600

(D) \$720

(E) \$560

Let, Sales = x

360 = 100+ (5/100)*x

i.e. 260 = x/20

i.e. x = 5200

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