Mathematics
Kiannalujan
2015-11-17 10:54:42
The table below shows the earnings, in thousands of dollars, for three different commissioned employees. $2,000 + 3% on all sales 7% on all sales 5% on the first $40,000 + 8% on anything over $40,000 December 4.4 5.6 5.2 January 3.5 3.85 3.6 February 4.7 4.9 4.4 Who had the largest dollar amount in sales for the month of January?
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FondaBreeding
2015-11-17 11:50:39

Let the three employees be A, B, and C. Employee earns $2,000 + 3% on all sales. Employee B earns 7% on all sales. Employee C earns 5% on the first $40,000, and 8% for sales over $40,000. The following table shows sales in Dec., Jan. and Feb.                  A             B          C           ---------   -----------   --------- Dec.  $4,400   $5600  $5200 Jan.   $3500    $3850  $3600 Feb.   $4700    $4900  $4400 Earning in January are as follows: Employee A;   $2000 + 0.03(3500) = $2,105 Employee B:  0.07(3850) = $269.50 Employee C:  0.05(3600) = $180 Answer: Employee A had the largest dollar amount in January.

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