# Thread: Math Word Problem formula help

1. ## Math Word Problem formula help

i cant figure this out

calculate the gross pay, deductions, and net pay. Each employee will receive a base pay of $900 plus a sales commission of 6 percent of sales. After calculating the net pay, calculate the budget amount for each category based on the percentages given. Base pay$900

Commission 6% of sales

Gross pay Sum of base pay and commission

Deductions 18% of gross pay

Net pay Gross pay minus deductions

I am not sure i i am doing this correct

so base pay is
X being sales

900 + x
would the sale commission be:

Commission = 900 + x * 0.06
or 900 + x *0.94

someone help me sort this out

2. ## Re: Math Word Problem formula help

C = Commission amount

Net Pay = .82(900 + .06C)

3. ## Re: Math Word Problem formula help

Originally Posted by FesterTheFest
i cant figure this out

calculate the gross pay, deductions, and net pay. Each employee will receive a base pay of $900 plus a sales commission of 6 percent of sales. After calculating the net pay, calculate the budget amount for each category based on the percentages given. Base pay$900

Commission 6% of sales

Gross pay Sum of base pay and commission

Deductions 18% of gross pay

Net pay Gross pay minus deductions

I am not sure i i am doing this correct

so base pay is
X being sales

900 + x
No. The "base pay" is $900; it does not depend on x. would the sale commission be: Commission = 900 + x * 0.06 or 900 + x *0.94 Neither. The commission is x*0.06. The net pay is 900+ 0.06 x someone help me sort this out Suppose a person working for you had total sales$1000.00. If his net pay were "900+ x*0.94" you would have to pay him 900+ 940= $1840, almost twice what he brought in! How are you going to make any money? 4. ## Re: Math Word Problem formula help Originally Posted by HallsofIvy Suppose a person working for you had total sales$1000.00. If his net pay were "900+ x*0.94" you would have to pay him 900+ 940= \$1840, almost twice what he brought in! How are you going to make any money?
Will you hire me as a salesman?