Question 140092: These word problems are tough!
Ted is a commisssioned salesman at an electronics store. He earns 3.2% commission on his total sales. If his commission was $186.24 in the month of January, what were his total sales for the month?
Answ. I come up with $ 5,820 right??? Answer by Earlsdon(6287) (Show Source):
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Let x = his sales for the month.
His commission is 3.2% of x and that is $186.24
So you can write the equation:
0.032x = $186.24 Solve for x. Divide both sides by 0.032
x = $186.24/0.032 = $5,820.00