# SOLUTION: 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

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 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): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Right on! 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