# SOLUTION: A rental agent for vacation houses in southern Spain earns a flat amount of base pay per month plus a 7.5% commission on rentals sold during that month. One month he earns \$5575 on

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 Question 37372: A rental agent for vacation houses in southern Spain earns a flat amount of base pay per month plus a 7.5% commission on rentals sold during that month. One month he earns \$5575 on rental sales of \$45,000. What is his base monthly pay? Answer by fractalier(2101)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Well his total salary is base plus commission, T = B + C. We are given his total earnings as \$5575, and we know how to figure commissions as commission rate times sales, so we have 5575 = B + (.075)(45000) Now solve for B 5575 = B + 3375 B = 2200