Veronica sells insurance for a living. She receives a commission of 25 percent on all her monthly sales. She makes 15 dollars an hour and works for 40 hours per week. if she sells 15000 dollars worth of insurance, in the month of March how much will she be paid?

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- anonymous

I got 3375 for some reason

- saifoo.khan

- KonradZuse

So lets do what we know.

- anonymous

Salary : 15*40*25 = 3,000
Commission : \[\frac{ 375 }{ 15000} = \frac{ 25 }{ 100}\]

- KonradZuse

15000 per month on sales. 25% of that.

- anonymous

375

- anonymous

I typed what I did.

- KonradZuse

"She makes 15 dollars an hour and works for 40 dollars per week. "
Is that supposed to say 40 hours per week? 40$ per week is like 2.70 hours :P

- anonymous

40 hours,yes,sorry

- anonymous

yep.

- KonradZuse

so we do $15 per hour * 40 hours per week * 4 weeks.

- anonymous

wait..can u check what i did

- KonradZuse

then we need her 25% of her sales. What you did above isn't correct.

- anonymous

Oh.

- KonradZuse

not too sure what you were trying to show honestly.

- KonradZuse

Maybe some math trick or something :p but it's not 15 * 40 * 25.

- anonymous

Can u type what ur doing so i understand it better?

- KonradZuse

She gets 25% of her sales, her sales total are 15,000.
She then additionally gets 15$ an hour, for 40 hours per week, at 4 weeks a month.

- anonymous

Ok.let me try to work it out

- KonradZuse

Comissions and pay are COMPLETELY different.

- anonymous

Yes.

- KonradZuse

so a hint is that you only do it based on their sales.

- anonymous

ok

- KonradZuse

You could sell 0$ worth of insurance, and still get your 15 * 40 * 4.

- anonymous

ok.

- anonymous

could u work it out so i can understand it?

- KonradZuse

I gave you everything you need, what are you needing help with!?

- anonymous

What would the answer be,then?

- KonradZuse

What do you think it is?

- anonymous

Do you add them both together?

- anonymous

25 percent of 15000 is 375.

- KonradZuse

you get the commisions, you get the monthly pay. and add them.

- anonymous

at least i got that right,no?

- KonradZuse

nope.

- anonymous

OH.

- KonradZuse

almost.

- anonymous

15*40*4

- anonymous

2400?

- KonradZuse

yup.

- saifoo.khan

Everyone should fan @KonradZuse !!

- KonradZuse

hehe :p

- anonymous

dONE.

- KonradZuse

:p

- anonymous

so, 2400 plus

- KonradZuse

So wee have 2,400 + (15,000 * 0.25)???

- anonymous

2400 is salary

- anonymous

ok. lemme calculate

- anonymous

6.15 I got

- KonradZuse

:O?

- anonymous

I used a calculator

- anonymous

Hmm. Let me try again,

- KonradZuse

that's a bit off....

- KonradZuse

as in 6.15k or 6.15?

- KonradZuse

What is 15,000 * 0.25?

- anonymous

Just 6.15.

- anonymous

2.4â€‰+â€‰15â€‰Ã—â€‰0.25 = 123 20 = 6.15

- KonradZuse

and we are using 2400 and 15000

- anonymous

Will you give me the answer and re explain? please?

- anonymous

for some reason I'm not getting it.

- KonradZuse

you need to use the correct values....

- KonradZuse

6.15 is correct for that, the answer itself is 6,150....

- anonymous

I'm sorry, it might be annoying, ;/

- KonradZuse

using 2.4, and 15 isn't going to work...

- KonradZuse

you would also need 0.0025

- KonradZuse

or 0.00025....

- KonradZuse

I see what you did, but you cannot chop 0's off of only 2 of the 3.

- anonymous

Type the equation please.

- KonradZuse

again 2,400 + (15,000 * 0.25)

- anonymous

i think i know what i did wrong

- anonymous

See, I saw on wiki answers that march was 5 wks long

- KonradZuse

maybe it is 5 weeks? A normal week is 4. That 5 has nothing to do with what you did wrong.... Look at what you posted, and what I posted...

- anonymous

OK.

- anonymous

Let me see...

- anonymous

First, the salary.

- anonymous

She gets 15 dollars an hour normally.

- anonymous

She works 40 hours.

- anonymous

15 x 40

- anonymous

600

- anonymous

600 x 4 = 2400

- anonymous

25 percent of 15000 is

- anonymous

3750

- anonymous

2400+3750?

- anonymous

6150 total?

- anonymous

konrad?

- anonymous

YAY! I finally got it!

- anonymous

Thanks!

- KonradZuse

Yup, correct.

- anonymous

Thank you!

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