# Thread: 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 2. ## Re: Ratio and Its Application 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

3. ## Re: Ratio and Its Application

Ok....I kinda understood it...Thanks