You are offered two different sales jobs. The first company offers a straight commission of 5% of the sales. T?

You are offered two different sales jobs. The first company offers a straight commission of 5% of the sales. The second company offers a salary of $ 450 per week plus 4% of the sales. How much would you have to sell in a week in order for the straight commission to be equal to the salary plus commission? I need help with this problem please!

Asked By: - 8/31/2010
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1st company salary = 5/100 * sales 2nd company salary = 450 + 4/100* sales per week for 1 week 1st company salary should be equal to 2nd company salary.. so, 5/100 * sales = 450 + 4/100 *sales sales/20 = 450 + sales/25 sales(1/20-1/25) = 450 sales(1/100)=450 sales = 45000 $
Answered By: Thunderstorm - 8/31/2010
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let x=sales .05x=450+.04x .01x=450 x=450/.01 x=45000 at 45000 dollars in sales a week, you would make 2250 at either sales job.
Answered By: David - 8/31/2010
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