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The Official Guide For GMAT® Quantitative Review, 2ND EditionCraig sells major appliances. For each appliance he sells, Craig receives a commission of $50 plus 10 percent of the selling price. During one particular week Craig sold 6 appliances for selling prices totaling $3,620. What was the total of Craig's commissions for that week? (A) $412 (B) $526 (C) $585 (D) $605 (E) $662 Problem Solving Question: 52 Category: Arithmetic Percents Page: 68 Difficulty: 600 GMAT Club is introducing a new project: The Official Guide For GMAT® Quantitative Review, 2ND Edition  Quantitative Questions ProjectEach week we'll be posting several questions from The Official Guide For GMAT® Quantitative Review, 2ND Edition and then after couple of days we'll provide Official Answer (OA) to them along with a slution. We'll be glad if you participate in development of this project: 1. Please provide your solutions to the questions; 2. Please vote for the best solutions by pressing Kudos button; 3. Please vote for the questions themselves by pressing Kudos button; 4. Please share your views on difficulty level of the questions, so that we have most precise evaluation. Thank you!
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SOLUTIONCraig sells major appliances. For each appliance he sells, Craig receives a commission of $50 plus 10 percent of the selling price. During one particular week Craig sold 6 appliances for selling prices totaling $3,620. What was the total of Craig's commissions for that week?(A) $412 (B) $526 (C) $585 (D) $605 (E) $662 Craig receives a commission of $50 on each appliance plus a 10% commission on total sales, thus his commission was 6*50 + 0.1*3,620 = 662. Answer: E.
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22 Jan 2014, 07:49
$50*6 Appliances=$300 10%0f $3,620=362
Total commission for the week=$300+$362=$662
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Selling Prices of 6 appliances=$3620 Commission=10% of 3620+50*6=362+300=662 Ans.E
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total sales prices of 6 appliances=$3620 fixed commission of 6 appliances => 6*50=300 variable commission of 6 appliances => 3620*10%=362 Answer: 300+362=$662 right answer is E



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The commission that Craig receives can be classified as Fixed and Variable commission. Since he sold 6 appliances, Fixed commission for 6 appliances = 50 * 6 = 300; Variable commission for 6 appliances = (0.1) * 3,620 = 362;
Total commission = 300 + 362 = 662;
Ans is (E).



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Bunuel wrote: Craig sells major appliances. For each appliance he sells, Craig receives a commission of $50 plus 10 percent of the selling price. During one particular week Craig sold 6 appliances for selling prices totaling $3,620. What was the total of Craig's commissions for that week?
(A) $412 (B) $526 (C) $585 (D) $605 (E) $662
we can find 10% of the Six appliances individually or 10% of the total of Six appliances . Since individual prices are not given but we know the total of the six appliances hence 10% of 3620=362 50*6 for the 6 appliances he sold = 300 300+362 =662 Answer E
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Craig sells major appliances. For each appliance he sells, Craig receives a commission of $50 plus 10 percent of the selling price. During one particular week Craig sold 6 appliances for selling prices totaling $3,620. What was the total of Craig's commissions for that week?
(A) $412 (B) $526 (C) $585 (D) $605 (E) $662
Commissions per product: $50 Commissions for 6 product = 50 x 6 = $300
He gets 10% of selling price. So he gets 10% of the total selling price = 10% of 3620 = 362
Combined = 362+ 300 = $662



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Bunuel How do we know from the wording of the question that the multiplier of 6 only applies to $50 and not the 10% of the $3,620. Looking at answers it's obvious which is right, but when I read "For each appliance he sells, Craig receives a commission of $50 plus 10 percent of the selling price" I think of 6*(50+3,620/10) Posted from my mobile device



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energetics wrote: Bunuel How do we know from the wording of the question that the multiplier of 6 only applies to $50 and not the 10% of the $3,620. Looking at answers it's obvious which is right, but when I read "For each appliance he sells, Craig receives a commission of $50 plus 10 percent of the selling price" I think of 6*(50+3,620/10) Posted from my mobile device Quote: Craig sold 6 appliances for selling prices totaling $3,620. Notice the word "totaling". 3620 is total selling price of the 6 appliances.
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