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# Elena receives a salary plus a commission that is equal to a

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Elena receives a salary plus a commission that is equal to a fixed percentage of her sales revenue. What was the total of Elena’s salary and commission last month ?

(1) Elena’s monthly salary is \$1,000.
(2) Elena’s commission is 5 percent of her sales revenue.

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27 Sep 2010, 21:46
Elena receives a salary plus a commission that is equal to a fixed percentage of her sales revenue. What was the total of Elena’s salary and commission last month ?

(1) Elena’s monthly salary is \$1,000.
(2) Elena’s commission is 5 percent of her sales revenue.

The Q asks about Salary + % of Sales Revenue ( that is Commission )

Option 1- tells about Salary only, Hence Insufficient
Option 2- Tells about % age of Sales Revenue but the Figure of Sales Revenue is not given hence and alone this can't answer the Questions, Hence insufficient

Together both statments are not sufficient, Hence E

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27 Sep 2010, 23:37
sumitjain wrote:
Elena receives a salary plus a commission that is equal to a fixed percentage of her sales revenue. What was the total of Elena’s salary and commission last month ?

(1) Elena’s monthly salary is \$1,000.
(2) Elena’s commission is 5 percent of her sales revenue.

1: insuf -> B, C, E
2: insuf then -> C, E

1 and 2: still insuff, we dont know either fixed percentage or the sales vo lume then E

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28 Sep 2010, 09:07
Salary + Comission = x/100* Y
1000*0.05y=xy/100 , therefore we would need to know total revenue or comission amount in order to reach the answer . letter E!!!

Revenue= Y
X=%

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28 Sep 2010, 09:52
Thx everyone....the answer is indeed E.

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22 Apr 2011, 23:56
simple E

1. not sufficent= only gives salary
2. not suff = only gives 5% of what revenue ???

combined stil not sufficient revenue/sales= ?

hence e
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23 Apr 2011, 09:47
Statement 1 - not sufficient (provides with the salary but not the commission)
Statement 2 - not sufficient (Revenue needed to calculate the commission)

Combining - Commission still cannot be calculated

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23 Apr 2011, 09:54
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Elena receives a salary plus a commission that is equal to a fixed percentage of her sales revenue. What was the total of Elena’s salary and commission last month ?

(1) Elena’s monthly salary is \$1,000.
(2) Elena’s commission is 5 percent of her sales revenue.

nothing said about sales revenue - therefore E
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23 Apr 2011, 15:28
1. Not sufficient

as we dont know anything about commission or sales revenue

2. Not sufficient.

as we dont know anything about salary or sales revenue.

together

we still dont know anything about sales revenue.

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24 Apr 2011, 22:16
(1) says

Selena's Compensation = 1000 + Commission

But Commission is not known

(2) says

Selena's Compensation = Elena’s monthly salary + 5/100 * Sales Revenue

But Selena’s monthly salary and Sales Revenue are not known

(1) + (2)

Selena’s Sales Revenue is not known

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