# Meeting Sales Targets exercise

• May 13th 2009, 08:13 AM
clari
Meeting Sales Targets exercise
I cannot seem to solve this:

A salesman's monthly commission is 15% on all sales over \$12,000. If his goal is to make a commission of at least \$3,000/month, what minimum monthly sales figures must he attain?

I do know the answer is \$32,000, but cannot find the solution.

Thanks!
• May 14th 2009, 05:26 AM
The Second Solution
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Originally Posted by clari
I cannot seem to solve this:

A salesman's monthly commission is 15% on all sales over \$12,000. If his goal is to make a commission of at least \$3,000/month, what minimum monthly sales figures must he attain?

I do know the answer is \$32,000, but cannot find the solution.

Thanks!

Solve $0.15 (x - 12,000) \geq 3000$

$\Rightarrow 0.15x - 1800 \geq 3000$.