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