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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 ## GMAT Official Guide 2019 Each week, a clothing salesperson ##### This topic has 2 expert replies and 1 member reply ### Top Member ## GMAT Official Guide 2019 Each week, a clothing salesperson ## Timer 00:00 ## Your Answer A B C D E ## Global Stats Difficult Each week, a clothing salesperson receives a commission equal to 15 percent of the first$500 in sales and 20 percent of all additional sales that week. What commission would the salesperson receive on total sales for the week of $1,300 ? A.$195

B. $227 C.$235

D. $260 E.$335

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Each week, a clothing salesperson receives a commission equal to 15 percent of the first $500 in sales and 20 percent of all additional sales that week. What commission would the salesperson receive on total sales for the week of$1,300 ?

A. $195 B.$227

C. $235 D.$260

E. $335 We can express the solution as: 0.15 x 500 + 0.2(1300 - 500) = 75 + 160 =$235

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Hi All,

We're told that each week, a clothing salesperson receives a commission equal to 15% of the FIRST $500 in sales and 20% of all ADDITIONAL sales that week. We're asked for the total commission on sales for the week of$1,300. This question comes down to a bit of note-taking and some Arithmetic.

For the first $500, we know that the commission would be 15%.... (.15)($500) = $75 With a total of$1300 in sales, the rest of the commission would be at 20%....
$1300 -$500 = $800 at 20% = (.2)($800) = $160 Total commission =$75 + $160 =$235

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BTGmoderatorDC wrote:
Each week, a clothing salesperson receives a commission equal to 15 percent of the first $500 in sales and 20 percent of all additional sales that week. What commission would the salesperson receive on total sales for the week of$1,300 ?

A. $195 B.$227

C. $235 D.$260

E. $335 Answer is C;$235 ( i.e. 500*0.15 + 800*0.20)

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