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Tara works in a clothing store where she earns a base salary of $100 per day plus percent of her daily sales. She sold $800 in clothing on Saturday and $1500 in clothing on Sunday. How much did she earn over the two days?
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Karmel
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I need some Help!
Aylin
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What is the percentage that she earns from her sales? Looks like it got left out of the problem.
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oh sorry 12
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well wouldn't you just do \[800+ 1500 =?\]
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Tara works in a clothing store where she earns a base salary of $100 per day plus 12 percent of her daily sales. She sold $800 in clothing on Saturday and $1500 in clothing on Sunday. How much did she earn over the two days?
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ok ill try that
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i got 2852 0.0
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476
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i got 1097.6
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if its wrong i probably sound really stupid
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wait why am i adding
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those 2 numbers
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12%=0.12
The amount she earns on any given day can be expressed as\[M=100+0.12 \times S\]where S is the total price of sales for that day.
Plugging in S for Saturday for example gives\[M=100+0.12 \times 800=100+96\]Can you do Sunday? After you get that, just add them together!
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where does 96 come from
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can anyone answer where 96 comes from
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I have no idea
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ok
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800 times 0.12 is 96
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y did u put another equal sign and added 100 plus 96
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100+0.12 x 800 is the same as 100 + 96
I was simplifying part of the equation.
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ok thank you for clearing that up
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No problem.
Is it clear now?
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yes so M=196
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For Saturday, yep!
Then you just need to do Sunday, and then add the money she made Saturday to the money she made Sunday.
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oh ok thank you ill do that n tell u what i get
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Ok! :)
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he got 280 for Sunday and Sundays pay + Saturdays pay='s 476
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Exactly! :)
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thank you and thank you
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you really r a lifesaver
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I like helping people, and I like math. Thus the combination of those two things is super awesome!
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lol that is a great thing