# Algebra

How did I approach this problem ?

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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