# math

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I came across with this last problem that I don't get on this sheet.

Dan's uncle ask him to come work for him at his men's clothing store. He will pay him 5% on his first \$1000 in sales and 8% on sales above \$100. How much will Dan earn if he sells \$2500 in merchandise?

I got \$500

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It appears you have a typo. You probably mean 8% on sales above \$1000, since he earns 5% on the first \$1000.

So, if he sells \$2500, that's \$1000 + \$1500, so he gets

5% of \$1000 plus 8% of \$1500, or
.05 * 1000 + .08 * 1500 = 50 + 120 = \$170

How ever did you get \$500? That's 20% of the whole amount!

• math -

.05 (1000) + .08 (2500-1000)

= 50 + 120 = 170

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