Posted by **Jenny** on Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 7:44pm.

Julie has been offered two jobs. The 1st one pays $400 per week. The 2nd job pays $175 per week plus 15% commision of her sales. How much will she have to sell i n order for the 2nd job to pay as much as the first? how do you do this? i dont know the steps to.

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**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 7:49pm
400 - 175 = 225

0.15x = 225

x = 225/0.15

x = 1500

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**Jenny**, Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 7:53pm
thanks

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**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 7:55pm
You're welcome.

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**Reiny**, Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 7:58pm
job1 = 400

job2 = 175 + .15s , where s is sales

when are they equal?

175 + .15s = 400

.15s = 225

s = 225/.15 = 1500

notice the solution to the equation contains all the calculations that Ms Sue has also given you.

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