# Math

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Kate is a salesperson in a retail store and earns \$88 per week plus 11% of her weekly sales. If Kate made \$154 one week,what were her sales that week?

this is another word problem.
I don't know the equation

I was thinking
88 + .11 = 154x

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but that equation I know is wrong

or (88/154) = (.11/x) ?

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154 - 88 = 66 This is the amount of her commission.

0.11x = 66
x = 66/0.11
x = ? amount of sales

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thank you so much

although why would I divide 66 by 0.11 instead of multiplying 0.11?

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The equation 0.11x = 66 means that 11% of some number is 66.

Since you're looking for the amount of sales, you need to divide. Remember you're looking for a number much larger than 66.

0.11 times \$66 = \$7.26 so that can't be the amount of the sales.

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oh ok

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? confusing

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