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As a sales person, Antoinette receives a commission of $60 plus x perc

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As a sales person, Antoinette receives a commission of $60 plus x percent of the selling price for each item she sells. During one particular week Antoinette sold 12 items for a total of $3485. If Antoinette's total commissions for that week was $1417, what is x?

A. 45
B. 30
C. 25
D. 20
E. 10

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New post 09 Jan 2018, 05:36
• For 1 item sold,
o Antoinette’s commission = $60 + x % of SP of 1 item
• For 12 items sold,
o Antoinette’s commission = 12 * 60 + x % of SP of 12 items = 1417 ---- (1)
• SP of 12 items = 3485
Form (1) we get:
• 720 + x% of 3485 = 1417
• x% of 3485 = 697
• x = 697 * 100/3485
• x = 20%
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New post 09 Jan 2018, 11:10
For 1 item sold, A’s commission = $60 + x % of SP of 1 item
Now for 12 items sold, A's commission => 12*60 + x % of (SP of 12 items) = 1417
Given: SP of 12 items = 3485, substiuting in the above equation, we get:
x= 20
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New post 04 Aug 2019, 09:49
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As a sales person, Antoinette receives a commission of $60 plus x percent of the selling price for each item she sells. During one particular week Antoinette sold 12 items for a total of $3485. If Antoinette's total commissions for that week was $1417, what is x?

A. 45
B. 30
C. 25
D. 20
E. 10


Given: As a sales person, Antoinette receives a commission of $60 plus x percent of the selling price for each item she sells. During one particular week Antoinette sold 12 items for a total of $3485. Antoinette's total commissions for that week was $1417.

Asked: What is x?

Fixed commission = $60*12 = $720
Variable commission = $1417 - $720 = $697 = x percent of selling price = x/100 * $3485
x = 20%

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