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A. 22%
B. 24%
C. 25%
D. 27%
E. 28%

The OA is B

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For each of her sales, a saleswoman receives a commission equal to 20 percent of the first $500 of the total amount of the sale, plus 30 percent of the total amount in excess of$500. If the total amount of one of her sales was $800, the saleswoman's commission was approximately what percent of the total amount of the sale? A. 22% B. 24% C. 25% D. 27% E. 28% Saleswoman receives a commission equal to 20 percent of the first$500 of the total amount of the sale, plus 30 percent of the total amount in excess of $500 If she sold$800, then...
Commission = (20 percent of $500) + (30 percent of$300)
= $100 +$90
= $190 The saleswoman's commission was approximately what percent of the total amount of the sale?$190/$800 = 19/80 = 0.2375 = 23.75% Answer: B Cheers, Brent _________________ Brent Hanneson â€“ Creator of GMATPrepNow.com Use my video course along with Sign up for free Question of the Day emails And check out all of these free resources GMAT Prep Now's comprehensive video course can be used in conjunction with Beat The GMATâ€™s FREE 60-Day Study Guide and reach your target score in 2 months! GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 25 May 2010 Posted: 15348 messages Followed by: 1864 members Upvotes: 13060 GMAT Score: 790 BTGmoderatorLU wrote: Source: GMAT Prep For each of her sales, a saleswoman receives a commission equal to 20 percent of the first$500 of the total amount of the sale, plus 30 percent of the total amount in excess of $500. If the total amount of one of her sales was$800, the saleswoman's commission was approximately what percent of the total amount of the sale?

A. 22%
B. 24%
C. 25%
D. 27%
E. 28%
The first $500 of the$800 sale earns 20% commission, while the remaining $300 earns 30%. Average commission percentage per$800 = (500*20 + 300*30)/800 = (5*20 + 3*30)/8 = 190/8 = 23.75 â‰ˆ 24.

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For each of her sales, a saleswoman receives a commission equal to 20 percent of the first $500 of the total amount of the sale, plus 30 percent of the total amount in excess of$500. If the total amount of one of her sales was $800, the saleswoman's commission was approximately what percent of the total amount of the sale? A. 22% B. 24% C. 25% D. 27% E. 28% The OA is B We can first determine the commission for the 800 dollar sale: 0.2 x 500 + 0.3 x 300 = 100 + 90 = 190 So the commission was 190/800 = 19/80 or slightly less than 20/80 = 1/4 = 25%, so 24%. Answer: B _________________ Scott Woodbury-Stewart Founder and CEO scott@targettestprep.com See why Target Test Prep is rated 5 out of 5 stars on BEAT the GMAT. Read our reviews • FREE GMAT Exam Know how you'd score today for$0

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