2/21/11

Test 1 Section 3 - #20 (page 401)

This #20 is a...drumroll please...PLUG-IN! Say k = 10. So the salesperson's commission is 10% of his sales.

He sells 2 cars, for $14,000 each, so his commission will be 10% of $28,000 in sales:
That's $2,800 in commission for our pal the salesman.

Just drop 10 in for k in all the answers, and see which ones gives you $2,800:

(A) 280(10) = 2,800
(B) 7,000(10) = 70,000
(C) 28,000(10) = 280,000
(D) 14,000/[100 + 2(10)] =116.666... 
(E) [28,000 + 10]/100 = 280.1  

Only (A) works!

1 comment:

  1. BRILLIANT!
    I did this at first as well. I really don't know how I ended up with a different answer choice however...

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