essarr wrote:
hi, i know this question has been posted before; but my question is to ask how people go about either estimating the division or actually getting the correct answer
ken left a job paying $75,000 per year to accept a sales job paying $45,000 per year plus 15 percent commission. If each of his sales is for $750, what is the least number of sales he must make per year if he is not to lose money because of the change?
a. 40
b. 200
c. 266
d. 267
e. 600
I can easily compute that 0.15(750) = $112.50 of commission per sale; which means that
[30,000/112.5] sales would be required in order to not lose money when compared to his previous job...
It sounds weird, but I'm having trouble dividing fractions or estimating the correct answer...
I manipulated the fraction to [60,000/225] = [2400/9] = [24/9]*100
are there any tips or topics on learning to divide fractions properly... for example i don't think i'd be able to determine that the answer was D over C...
thanks in advance
after simplifying it i got 800/3 = 266.66
In round figure which is 267.