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**HallsofIvy** What you are saying is that she gets 15% commission on the first \$5000 and **nothing** on any sales after that! Surely that is not correct! I suspect you mean "15% on the first \$5000, then a different commission on any amount over that. But you forgot to give the second amount!

As an example, suppose she got a 15% commission on the first \$5000 and a 20% commission for all sales over that. 15% of \$5000 is (0.15)(5000)= \$750. \$15000- 5000= \$10000 so the 20% commission is figured on \$10000. 20% of \$10000 is (0.20)(10000)= \$2000. The total commission is \$750+ 2000= \$2750.