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a salesperson works 40 hours per week at a job where she has two options for begin paid. Option A is an hourly wage of $23. Option B is a commission rate of 4% on a weekly sales. How much does she need to sell this week to earn the same amount with two options

 May 11, 2021
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40(23) = .04 x         x  is the amount of sales for the two options to be =       solve for x = sales

 May 11, 2021
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 i dont understand

KOBE2482  May 11, 2021
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40 * 23 is the amount for option A       for option B to be equal  ,  x * 4% ,   which is   x * .04   must equal  40 * 23

   solve the equation for the value of 'x'    for your answer    (HINT: divide the equation I gave you  on both sides by .04)

ElectricPavlov  May 11, 2021
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EP did a great job explaining. :))

Basically, we're setting up an equation where Option A and Option B are the same amount. 

For option A, you are making 23 dollars each hours, for 40 hours. (40*23)

For option B, you are making 4% of your sales. We're looking for how much she sells, so we can write that as x. (.04x)

Set the 2 options as equal and solve for x. 

 

=^._.^=

catmg  May 11, 2021

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