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You are offered two different sales jobs. The first company offers a straight commission of 3% of the sales. The second company offers a salary of $ 420 per week plus 2% of the sales. How much would you have to sell in a week in order for the straight commission offer to be at least as good

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  2. Hi, I'm a 10th grade student and this is how I think the problem would be solved...

    So let x = the amount you need to sell

    .03x = $420 + .02x
    .01x = $420
    x = $42,000

    So you would need to sell at least $42,000 in the first job be equal to the second job.

    Hope this helps!

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