Miriam works at an art gallery. She gets a base salary of $250 per week, plus a 20% commission. Last week, her pay was 975.00. How much did she sell?

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mcetner eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Translate the problem into the commission.  You know that

salary + commission = pay

250 + 20% of sales = 975

Since you are looking for sales, let that be x.  20% is 0.20.  "Of" means times.

250 + 0.20x = 975

Then solve the equation to find sales. 

250 + 0.20x = 975

-250            -250

        0.20x = 725

Divide by 0.20

  x = 3625

So she sold $3625 worth.

    

frizzyperm | Student

OK so every week she gets a Basic of $250, plus Commision.

Last week she made a Grand Total of $975.

So last week her Commission was Grand Total minus Basic

975 - 250 = 725

So her Commision was $725.

Her Commisson is 20% of what she sells.

So 725 is 20% of her sales total.

20% is a fifth.

So 725 is a fifth of her total.

So 725 X 5 = Sales Total

Sales Total = ?

atyourservice | Student

Miriam works at an art gallery. She gets a base salary of $250 per week, plus a 20% commission. Last week, her pay was 975.00. How much did she sell?

975 - 250 = $ 725

725 / .2 = $3625

revolution | Student

She got a basic salary of 250 dollars per week + 20% commission per week.

Since last week, her pay was 975 dollars

First, we must subtract basic salary from the total money earned which is 975-250= 725 dollars

Since she got 20% commission , let sales be x

0.2x=725

x= 3625 dollars