Bunuel wrote:

Each week, a clothing salesperson receives a commission equal to 15 percent of the first $500 in sales and 20 percent of all additional sales that week. What commission would the salesperson receive on total sales for the week of $1,300 ?

A. $195

B. $227

C. $235

D. $260

E. $335

NEW question from GMAT® Official Guide 2019

(PS07308)

1) Amount earned on sales = $500

For the first $500 in sales (of the total $1,300 in sales), the salesperson earns 15%

\((.15*$500)=$75\)Earned so far:

$752) Amount earned on rest of sales = $800

Remaining sales on which she earns 20% commission? ($1,300 - $500) = $800

She earns 20% on that amount:

\((.20*$800)=$160\)Second amount earned:

$160Total amount earned: ($75 + 160) =

$235Answer C

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