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Aley Company pays all its employees in a graduated commission scale: 3% on the first \$30,000 sales, 5% on sales from \$30,000 to \$110,000, and 7% on sales more than \$110,000. Jim Jones, an employee of Aley, has \$130,000 in sales. What commission did Jim earn? Show

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Work in tiers.
If sales exceed the first tier: commission 30000*3%=\$900
Subtract the first tier and calculate on the next:
130000-30000=100000
All of it goes on 7%, so
100000*5%=\$5000
So he gets \$5000+\$900=\$5900 in commission.

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