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## Percentage problem

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kulksnikhil Senior | Next Rank: 100 Posts
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#### Percentage problem

Wed Nov 15, 2006 6:44 pm
For each of her sales, a sales woman recieves a commission equal to 20% of the first $500 of the total amount of the sale, plus 30% of the sale in excess of$500. If the total amount of one of her sales was \$800, the sales woman's commission was approximately what percentage of total amount of sale?

unfortunately I do not have answer choices of this problem also... My answer was 25%.. but 25% was not in the answer choices.

Can anybody come with a different answer?

gamemaster Senior | Next Rank: 100 Posts
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Thu Nov 16, 2006 6:40 am
its:

[100 + 90]/[500+300]

= 19/80

which is ~ 23-24%

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