Algebra

Suppose that you work part time as a sales representative at a car dealership. You earn a base salary of $125 per week plus a 18% commission on all sales that you make. Your best friend has exactly the same job at another car dealership but earning a base salary of $85 per week plus a 21% commission on all sales. How much do you and your friend need to sell in order to earn the same amount in any given week?

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  1. earnings1=125+.18Sales1
    earnings2=85+.21Sales2

    so if earnings1=earnings2
    125+.18Sales1=85+.21Sales2

    Now if both have the same sales per week (and total earnings were the same), then sales1=sales2)
    125+.18Salesboth=85+.21salesboth
    .03salesboth=40
    salesboth=40/.03=4000/3=1333

    This problem is weird, frankly.

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