# Ratio and Its Application

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• Dec 3rd 2012, 08:38 AM
MoniMini
Ratio and Its Application
Q. A salesman's terms were changed from a flat commission of 5% on all his sales to a fixed salary of \$1000 plus 2.5% commission on all sales exceeding \$4000. If his remuneration as per the new scheme was \$600 more than the first scheme, what were his sales worth?

This is a very tricky question....I can't just form the statements.
I don't even know what the constants are in this problem.

Thanks
• Dec 3rd 2012, 03:17 PM
skeeter
Re: Ratio and Its Application
Quote:

Originally Posted by MoniMini
Q. A salesman's terms were changed from a flat commission of 5% on all his sales to a fixed salary of \$1000 plus 2.5% commission on all sales exceeding \$4000. If his remuneration as per the new scheme was \$600 more than the first scheme, what were his sales worth?

let S = sales amount

1000 + 0.025(S-4000) = 600 + 0.05S
• Dec 4th 2012, 08:48 AM
MoniMini
Re: Ratio and Its Application
Ok....I kinda understood it...Thanks :)