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Silvio's gross earnings for last week were $328.54. His remuneration consists of a base salary of $280 plus a commission of 6% on net sales exceeding his weekly quota of $5000. What were Silvio's gross sales for the week if sales returns and allowances were $136.00?

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To determine Silvio's gross sales, first subtract his base salary from his gross earnings to determine the amount of earnings Silvio made on commission alone:

`328.54-200=128.54`

Silvio's earnings from commission was $128.54. This represents 6% of Silvio's sales beyond $5,000. To determine 100% of Silvio's sales beyond $5,000, set up a proportion,

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