# College algebra

posted by quel

Curt can be paid in one of two ways for the sales he generates:

Plan A: 900\$ per month plus 10% sales commission.

Plan B: \$1200 per month plus 15% commission on sales above \$8,000.

Assuming he always exceeds \$8,000 in sales, for what amount interval of \$ sales is Plan B better?

1. Damon

900 + .1 x = 1200 + .15(x - 8,000)
is breakeven point. Above that take the 15%

2. quel

So I distribute the .15 and then solve for x?

3. Damon

yes

4. quel

why did you put .1% instead of .10%?

5. Ms. Sue

They are both the same.

6. Damon

10% = 10/100 = .10 = .1

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