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In a certain furniture store, each week Nancy earns a salary of $240 plus 5% of the amount of her total sales that exceeds $800 for the week. If Nancy earned a total of $450 one week, what were her total sales that week ? A. $2,200 B. $3,450 C. $4,200 D. $4,250 E. $5,000
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25 Jun 2015, 06:43
CharmiShah wrote: In a certain furniture store, each week Nancy earns a salary of $240 plus 5% of the amount of her total sales that exceeds $800 for the week. If Nancy earned a total of $450 one week, what were her total sales that week ?
A. $2,200 B. $3,450 C. $4,200 D. $4,250 E. $5,000 450 = 240 + (5/100)*(Total Sales  800) i.e. (Total Sales  800) = 20*(450240) = 20*210 = 4200 i.e. Total Sales = 4200 + 800 = 5000 Answer: Option E
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Thank you for prompt reply but didnt get below highlighted step :
450 = 240 + (5/100)*(Total Sales  800)



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CharmiShah wrote: Thank you for prompt reply but didnt get below highlighted step :
450 = 240 + (5/100)*(Total Sales  800) 450 = 240 + 5% of Sales above $800 and Sales above $800 = (Total Sales  800)E.g. if the totals sales = $1400 then sales above $800 = 1400800 = $600 Now 5% of Sales above $800 = (5/100)*(Total Sales  800)Therefore, 450 = 240 + (5/100)*(Total Sales  800)I hope it helps you!
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25 Jun 2015, 08:15
CharmiShah wrote: In a certain furniture store, each week Nancy earns a salary of $240 plus 5% of the amount of her total sales that exceeds $800 for the week. If Nancy earned a total of $450 one week, what were her total sales that week ?
A. $2,200 B. $3,450 C. $4,200 D. $4,250 E. $5,000 another way would be.. 240 is fixed she earns 450240=210 above fixed amount.. now 210=5/100 of excess amount or excess=4200.. total =4200+800=5000 ans E
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Re: In a certain furniture store, each week Nancy earns a salary of $240 p [#permalink]
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03 Mar 2016, 01:57
Another Approach:
Total bonus: 450 240 = 210
210 is equivalent to 5% of total sales over 800 so
(X  800).005 = 210
Solve for x
X= 5000
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Hi All, You can solve this question algebraically or by TESTING the Answers. Here's how you can use the answers to your advantage… Let's TEST answer D: $4250 IF Nancy sold $4250 in furniture, she'd get $240 + 5% of $3450…. 240 + .05(3450) = 240 + 172.50 = $412.50 $412.50 is not enough money to match the $450 that she actually received, which means that answer D is TOO LOW. So we need an answer that gets her more money. There's only one answer that fits... Final Answer: GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made, Rich
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