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100 points for $49 worth of Veritas practice GMATs FREE VERITAS PRACTICE GMAT EXAMS Earn 10 Points Per Post Earn 10 Points Per Thanks Earn 10 Points Per Upvote ## At Funston Stores, a salesperson's salary ##### This topic has 1 expert reply and 0 member replies ### Top Member ## At Funston Stores, a salesperson's salary At Funston Stores, a salesperson's salary is comprised solely of commissions from sales. A particular salesperson's annual salary was lower in 2009 than in 2008. In both years, all of this salesperson's sales were of only one item, product X, and he made the same number of product X sales in both years. The commission percentage for all Funston salespeople has remained unchanged over the past ten years. The information above most strongly supports which of the following? A) Through all of Funston Stores, the overall number of sales of product X declined from 2008 to 2009 B) This salesperson would have earned a higher salary if her sales were in more than one product. C) The commission percentage that Funston store salespeople earn is lower compared to the percentage of salespeople at similar stores. D) The price of product X dropped from 2008 to 2009. E) The overall profits of Funston stores were lower in 2009 than it was in 2008. Just an easy one, can some experts determine why is it the best Option? OA D ### GMAT/MBA Expert Legendary Member Joined 14 Jan 2015 Posted: 2666 messages Followed by: 125 members Upvotes: 1153 GMAT Score: 770 Top Reply lheiannie07 wrote: At Funston Stores, a salesperson's salary is comprised solely of commissions from sales. A particular salesperson's annual salary was lower in 2009 than in 2008. In both years, all of this salesperson's sales were of only one item, product X, and he made the same number of product X sales in both years. The commission percentage for all Funston salespeople has remained unchanged over the past ten years. The information above most strongly supports which of the following? A) Through all of Funston Stores, the overall number of sales of product X declined from 2008 to 2009 B) This salesperson would have earned a higher salary if her sales were in more than one product. C) The commission percentage that Funston store salespeople earn is lower compared to the percentage of salespeople at similar stores. D) The price of product X dropped from 2008 to 2009. E) The overall profits of Funston stores were lower in 2009 than it was in 2008. Just an easy one, can some experts determine why is it the best Option? OA D Think of it this way. The revenue generated from sales = Quantity * Unit Price. Thus, the commissions earned = Commission % * Quantity * Unit Price If the above product decreases, but the commission % and the quantity are unchanged, then the unit price had to have decreased. The answer is D _________________ Veritas Prep | GMAT Instructor Veritas Prep Reviews Save$100 off any live Veritas Prep GMAT Course

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