A Salesperson is paid 6% commission. How much does she sell to make $800?

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neela | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Valedictorian

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The commission the sales person gets = 6%.

To determine the sale for which the sales person eans $800.

We know that for every dollar of earning, the salesperson should sell 100/6 dollars of sale.

Therefore to earn $800 , he should sell  800* 100/6 =  80000/6 dollars of sale. This works out  $13333.33 or more worth sale the salesperson has to do in order that he should earn a commision of %800.

So the round figeure of the sale is $13334 to earn %8000.

Tally:

sale = $13334. Commission aT 6% = 13334*0.6 = $800.4.

Sale = 13333. commission = 13333*0.06 = $799.98, which less than $800.

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