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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 don't know the steps to.

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    400 - 175 = 225

    0.15x = 225

    x = 225/0.15

    x = 1500

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    thanks

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    You're welcome.

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    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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