## Selena2345 2 years ago Kerri works with a commission rate of 5.5%. If she wants to earn \$825 in commissions,find the total sales that she must make.

1. satellite73

same as before, divide $825\div .055$

2. Selena2345

825/.055=15000

3. Selena2345

is it right

4. satellite73

the question is asking "825 is 5.5% of what number?" translate directly in to math 825 is the number 825 "is" means = 5.5 means 0.055 "of" means "$$\times$$" "what number" use a variable i choose $$x$$ solve $825=0.055x$ and solve for $$x$$ via $x=825\div .055$

5. Selena2345

x=15000

6. bcaronna

yes 15000 is correct

7. satellite73

yes that sis correct

8. Selena2345

okay

9. Selena2345

thank you for calling me sis satellite