algebra 2

Sonia is selling her house through a real estate agent whose commission is 6% of the selling price. What should be the selling price so Sonia can get \$84,600?

1. 1.06 * 84,600 = ?

posted by Ms. Sue
2. 89,676
but I thought I had to set up problem as an algebraic?

posted by Kat
3. 0.96 x = 84,600
x = 84,600/0.96
x = \$ 88,125 selling price

posted by Kat
4. It should be 0.94x

posted by Ms. Sue
5. wait I think it would be 0.94 not 0.96 . the answer would be 90,000

posted by Kat

Take 0.06 of both numbers and see which one equals 84,600

posted by Ms. Sue

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