algebra
posted by Catina
The Berry's sold their house after paying the real estate agent a commission of 6% of the selling price and then paying $1,486 in other costs and $90,000 on the mortgage, they received $49,514. What was the selling price of the house?
Solution:
selling pricecost=profit
Let s = selling price
cost= 0.06s + 1486 + 90,000
s  (0.06s + 1,486 + 90,000)= 49,514
s 0.06s  1,486  90,000= 49,514
s0.06s1486= 49,514 +90,000
s0.06s1486=139,514
s0,06s=139,514 + 1486
s0.06=141,000 .....then I do not know what to do can someone help me please?

sushi
add 0.06 to both sides to cancel the 0.06 out.

sushi
what grade are you in?

Catina
I am in college. The answer says the next answer is .94s=141,000 and I do not see how they get .94s

cece
1s minus .06s = .94s

cece
s should equal $150,000

Catina
WOW, what a stupid oversight, guess I have been at this for to long. Thank you so much for your help, it was much appreciated.
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