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

Re: Ratio and Its Application

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**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

Re: Ratio and Its Application

Ok....I kinda understood it...Thanks :)