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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 ## Three salespeople, Dan, Matt, and Nicole, earned annual tagged by: M7MBA ##### This topic has 2 expert replies and 0 member replies ### Top Member ## Three salespeople, Dan, Matt, and Nicole, earned annual ## Timer 00:00 ## Your Answer A B C D E ## Global Stats Difficult Three salespeople, Dan, Matt, and Nicole, earned annual commission in the ratio 3:5:8. If Nicole earned$28,000 in annual commission, what was the total value of the annual commission earned by the three salespeople?

A. $48,000 B.$50,000
C. $52,000 D.$54,000
E. $56,000 OA=E Source: Veritas Prep ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 25 Apr 2015 Posted: 2424 messages Followed by: 18 members Upvotes: 43 Top Reply M7MBA wrote: Three salespeople, Dan, Matt, and Nicole, earned annual commission in the ratio 3:5:8. If Nicole earned$28,000 in annual commission, what was the total value of the annual commission earned by the three salespeople?

A. $48,000 B.$50,000
C. $52,000 D.$54,000
E. $56,000 OA=E Source: Veritas Prep We can express the ratio as 3x : 5x : 8x. Nicole earned$28,000 so we can create the equation:

8x = 28,000

x = 3500

So the total earned by all 3 people was 3x + 5x + 8x = 16x. Thus, we have 16 x 3500 = $56,000. Answer: E _________________ 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 ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 25 May 2010 Posted: 15257 messages Followed by: 1861 members Upvotes: 13060 GMAT Score: 790 M7MBA wrote: Three salespeople, Dan, Matt, and Nicole, earned annual commission in the ratio 3:5:8. If Nicole earned$28,000 in annual commission, what was the total value of the annual commission earned by the three salespeople?

A. $48,000 B.$50,000
C. $52,000 D.$54,000
E. $56,000 D:M:N = 3:5:8. The sum of the parts of the ratio = 3+5+8 = 16. The values in red indicate the following: Nicole's fraction of the total = 8/16 = 1/2. Since Nicole's$28,000 is 1/2 of the total, the total = $56,000. The correct answer is E. _________________ Mitch Hunt Private Tutor for the GMAT and GRE GMATGuruNY@gmail.com If you find one of my posts helpful, please take a moment to click on the "UPVOTE" icon. Available for tutoring in NYC and long-distance. For more information, please email me at GMATGuruNY@gmail.com. Student Review #1 Student Review #2 Student Review #3 Free GMAT Practice Test How can you improve your test score if you don't know your baseline score? Take a free online practice exam. Get started on achieving your dream score today! Sign up now. • Free Trial & Practice Exam BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Magoosh Study with Magoosh GMAT prep Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • 5 Day FREE Trial Study Smarter, Not Harder Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • FREE GMAT Exam Know how you'd score today for$0

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