# Thread: Direct Variation Problem

1. ## Direct Variation Problem

I urgently need help with this problem, and i cant get it for the life of me!

"Alex works part time at a clothing store. She is paid an hourly rate of 10.25/h, and also earns a commision of 3.5% of her total weekly sales.

Alex works at the store 12 hours a week.

If Alex's goal is to earn 150$every week, what do her total weekly sales need to be?" Please help! 2. Hello, Originally Posted by ZendikZombie I urgently need help with this problem, and i cant get it for the life of me! "Alex works part time at a clothing store. She is paid an hourly rate of 10.25/h, and also earns a commision of 3.5% of her total weekly sales. Alex works at the store 12 hours a week. If Alex's goal is to earn 150$ every week, what do her total weekly sales need to be?"

Please help!
Let x be the total weekly sales.

If she wants to earn 150\$ a week, then we may have the equation :

$150=\underbrace{10.25}_{\text{hourly rate}} \times \overbrace{12}^{\text{hours a week}}+\underbrace{\frac{3.5}{100}}_{\text{commiss ion}} \times \quad x$

Solve for x

3. Thanks for the help