Posted by **Chris** on Thursday, February 3, 2011 at 4:02pm.

Karen can be paid in one of two ways for selling insurance policies:

Plan A:A salary of $750 per month, plus a commission of 10% of sales.

Plan B:A salary of $1000 per month, plus a commission of 8% of sales in excess of $2000.

For what amount of monthly sales is plan A better than plan B if we can assume that sales are always more than $2000?

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**helper**, Thursday, February 3, 2011 at 4:55pm
Plan A: Salary $750 + .10 of sales

Plan B: Salary $1,000 + .08 of sales > $2,000

x = dollar amt of sales

750 + .10x > 1000 + .08(x - 2000)

750 + .10x > 1000 + .08x - 160

750 + .10x > 840 + .08x

0.02x > 90

x > 4500

Plan A better when sales > $4500

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**Chris**, Thursday, February 3, 2011 at 5:50pm
That was a huge help. Thank you!!!

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**helper**, Thursday, February 3, 2011 at 6:47pm
You're welcome :)

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