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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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