Hello,

I'm a student in distance education programm. I had a math exam and got 1 mistake. I tried to analyze my mistake but didn't understand. English is my second language and that is the reason why I ask this question.

Could you please point me which part of word problem I have misinterpreted?

Johnson earns $200 a week plus a 15% commission on all sales

over $1,000. If Mr.

Johnson's sales for one week are $2,500, what is his gross pay for

that week?

A. $350

B. $425

C. $525

D. $575

15%=0.15

$2500*0.15=$375 ... this is his commission money

$200 ... this is his weekly pay

$575 ... this is his gross pay

So the answer SHOULD be D.$575, but it's not...

it's B.