My professor confuses me big time I dont get a thing she teaches... now we have labs to do I'm reading them and the whole thing makes no sense >< Ive gone in for extra help and everything and I just dont get it. If I can just pass this course I will be able to do things I'm good at the rest of my classes I have high marks this class hates me =[ PLEASE HELP! I got question number 1 after a while...

Question 2 [5 points]

Rebecka is a manufacturer's representative selling athletic equipment to businesses. Under her contract, she receives a monthly salary of $1,600 plus a 2% commission on sales exceeding her quota of $200,000 per month.

a) What are her earnings for a month in which she hypothetically has $275,000 in sales? For full marks your answer(s) should be rounded to the nearest cent.

b) If on the course of the first year of employment her average monthly sales are $287,000, what straight commission rate would generate the same average monthly earnings as she gets from her contract? Note: Please make sure your final answer(s) are in percentage form and are accurate to 2 decimal places. For example 34.56%

Question 3 [3 points]

A polling station in a recent election revealed that 579,590 people cast their vote. If this represented a gain of 21% over the last election, how many more people voted in this recent election? Note: Please make sure your final answer(s) are rounded up to the next whole voter.

Question 4 [5 points]

A 2-year magazine subscription costs $100 and may be canceled at any time, and a prorated refund will be made for the remaining weekly issues. If Wasim cancels his subscription after receiving 47 issues in the 1st year, what refund would he get?

Assume there are exactly 52 weeks in a year. For full marks your answer(s) should be rounded to the nearest cent.

Question 5 [5 points]

Consider the mixed number 2 + 10/31 .

a) Find its exact decimal equivalent. Note: Please make sure your final answer(s) are accurate to 2 decimal places.

b) Find its exact percent equivalent. Note: Please make sure your final answer(s) are in percentage form and are accurate to 0 decimal places. For example 34%

Question 6 [6 points]

Runners ended the year with the following results:

Sales $230,000

Cost of Goods110,000

Gross Profit 120,000

Expenses57,500

Net Profit$62,500Note: Please make sure your final answer(s) are in percentage form and are accurate to 2 decimal places. For example 34.56%

a) What was the gross profit as a percent of sales?

b) What were the expenses as a percent of cost of goods?

c) What percent of the sales remained as net profit?

Question 7 [5 points]

Marc receives an annual salary of $47,827.78 based on a 38.50-hour workweek.

a) What is Marc's hourly rate of pay in a year with 52 weekly paydays? For full marks your answer(s) should be rounded to the nearest cent.

b) Using your hourly rate computed in part a), what would Marc's gross earnings be for a pay period working an extra 10 hours overtime paid 2 times the regular rate of pay? For full marks your answer(s) should be rounded to the nearest cent.

Question 8 [5 points]

Zoe has just bought a gift in Ontario and paid $635.65. What exactly was the retail price before taxes? Note that Ontario charges GST of 5% and PST of 8%. For full marks your answer(s) should be rounded to the nearest cent.

Question 9 [3 points]

Wasim's annual salary of $32,900 is paid weekly, based on an average of 52 weeks in a year. What hourly rate would he be paid for overtime at triple-time if his work week is 36 hours? For full marks your answer(s) should be rounded to the nearest cent.

Question 10 [5 points]

Irlene has just returned from a holiday in the United States with US$59 of currency. How much would she receive from the bank when she converts the currency back to Canadian dollars, assuming that the bank offers an exchange rate of C$1.00 = US$0.7189 and charges a 1.2% commission on the transaction? For full marks your answer(s) should be rounded to the nearest cent.

Question 11 [5 points]

Agnessa invested $150,000 in the Dow-Jones Industrial Average Stocks many years ago. If ten years later, when the index was at 9,838 her investment was worth $691,000, what must the index have been when Agnessa made her initial investment? Note: Please make sure your final answer(s) are accurate to 2 decimal places.