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Selena2345

  • one year 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.

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  1. satellite73
    • one year ago
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    same as before, divide \[825\div .055\]

  2. Selena2345
    • one year ago
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    825/.055=15000

  3. Selena2345
    • one year ago
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    is it right

  4. satellite73
    • one year ago
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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 \[x=825\div .055\]

  5. Selena2345
    • one year ago
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    x=15000

  6. bcaronna
    • one year ago
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    yes 15000 is correct

  7. satellite73
    • one year ago
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    yes that sis correct

  8. Selena2345
    • one year ago
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    okay

  9. Selena2345
    • one year ago
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    thank you for calling me sis satellite

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