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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.

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anonymous

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same as before, divide
\[825\div .055\]

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825/.055=15000

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is it right

anonymous

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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
\[x=825\div .055\]

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x=15000

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yes 15000 is correct

anonymous

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yes that sis correct

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okay

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thank you for calling me sis satellite