# Thread: Just need the eqaution set up, then i'll solve

a person is a salesman and earns 15% on the first $5,000 in sales She then trys to sell 15,000 worth of sales, what would her commission be? I need this setup in a expression or equation for me to solve. This is just the last one I am stuck on! Thanks 2. ## Re: Just need the eqaution set up, then i'll solve It looks like there's some information missing. At what rate is the commission after the first$\displaystyle \$5,000$ of sales?

But anyway, the setting up of the equation is the important bit. You should have a go first.

3. ## Re: Just need the eqaution set up, then i'll solve

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.

4. ## Re: Just need the eqaution set up, then i'll solve

Originally Posted by 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.
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