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)
The slabs for computing the commision on the sales of x are as follows:
1. 15% on the first $500 in sales. \(0.15*$500 = $75\) when x > $500
2. 20$ on the remaining amount (x - $500) where x is the total sales amount.
The total commision is \(75 + 0.20.2(x - 500) = 75 + 0.2x - 100 = 0.2x - 25\)
Given: Weekly sales of the clothing salesperson is $1300(Here, x = $1300)
Therefore, the total commission received by the clothing salesperson is \(0.2x - 25 = 260 - 25 =\)
$235(Option C)
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