Algebra

posted by Kathy

John earns a commission of \$175 ON SALES OF \$3000. How much does he earn on sales of \$6500.

1. Steve

(6500/3000) * 175 = ?

2. MsPi_3.14159265

Or... if you have been taught to set it up as a proportional situation you have
Commission/sales = commission/sales
Steve just showed you the work once you have already got your proportional situation arranged : ) The question shows \$175/\$3000 and you need to know the commission for \$6500 in sales...
So...
\$175/\$3000 = Commission/\$6500
So solve for Commission just as Steve did by multiplying both sides by 6500 : )

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