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# Each week, a clothing salesperson receives a commission equal

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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) _________________ e-GMAT Representative Joined: 04 Jan 2015 Posts: 3256 Re: Each week, a clothing salesperson receives a commission equal [#permalink] ### Show Tags 22 Jun 2018, 05:51 1 Solution Given: • A salesperson receives a commission equal to 15 percent of the first$500 in sales and 20 percent of all additional sales that week

To find:
• The commission the salesperson received on a sale of $1300 in a week Approach and Working: • Commission for first$500 sale = 15% of $500 =$75
• Commission for the remaining sale = 20% of ($1300 -$500) = 20% of $800 =$160
• Therefore, total commission = $75 +$160 = $235 Hence, the correct answer is option C. Answer: C _________________ Senior SC Moderator Joined: 22 May 2016 Posts: 3706 Each week, a clothing salesperson receives a commission equal [#permalink] ### Show Tags 22 Jun 2018, 08:04 1 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

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(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:$75

2) 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: $160 Total amount earned: ($75 + 160) = $235 Answer C _________________ Visit SC Butler, here! Get two SC questions to practice, whose links you can find by date. Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. -- Margaret Mead Intern Joined: 08 Jul 2017 Posts: 15 Location: Greece GPA: 3.31 Re: Each week, a clothing salesperson receives a commission equal [#permalink] ### Show Tags 21 Jun 2018, 08:25 The commision that the salesperson will receive for that week is 500*0.15+(x-500)*0.2, where x is the salesperson's sales above$500. So, 500*0.15+(1300-500)*0.2=75+160=$235 The correct answer is C. Senior PS Moderator Joined: 26 Feb 2016 Posts: 3265 Location: India GPA: 3.12 Each week, a clothing salesperson receives a commission equal [#permalink] ### Show Tags 21 Jun 2018, 11:18 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) _________________ You've got what it takes, but it will take everything you've got Target Test Prep Representative Status: Founder & CEO Affiliations: Target Test Prep Joined: 14 Oct 2015 Posts: 9450 Location: United States (CA) Re: Each week, a clothing salesperson receives a commission equal [#permalink] ### Show Tags 25 Jun 2018, 10:54 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

We can express the solution as:

0.15 x 500 + 0.2(1300 - 500) = 75 + 160 = 235

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03 Mar 2019, 15:18
[1] Equation

Where x >= 500

500 * 15% + (x - 500) * 20%

= 75 + (x - 500) * 20%

[2] Solve

x = 1300

75 + (1300 - 500) * 20%

= 75 + 800 * 20%

= 75 + 160

= 235
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15 Jul 2019, 15:29
15% of 1st 500 sale = 75$remaining ( 1300-500)$ = 800$Now he is getting 20% of 800$ = 160$So in total commission = 160+75= 235$
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16 Sep 2019, 08:28
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) 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.
15% * $500 =$75

What commission would the salesperson receive on total sales for the week of $1,300 ?$1300 - $500 =$800
20% * $800 =$160

Total commission = $75 +$160 = \$235

IMO C
Re: Each week, a clothing salesperson receives a commission equal   [#permalink] 16 Sep 2019, 08:28
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