The salesperson earn $172 in COMMISSION last week. How much money, in dollars, did he have in SALES last week? The correct answe

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The salesperson earn $172 in COMMISSION last week. How much money, in dollars, did he have in SALES last week?

The correct answer is $3,640 ($3,640 is really the answer). Explain step-by-step how to come to that answer or show your work.

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    2021-09-10T19:44:42+00:00

    We know that the total amount of sales last week was $3,640, so 100% of sales is $3,640. We also  know that the commission earned last week is $172, so we need to find what percentage of $3,640 is $172. To do that we are going to establish a proportion as follows:
     \frac{3640---\ \textgreater \ 100}{172---\ \textgreater \ x}
     \frac{100}{172} = \frac{100}{x}
    Now we just solve for x:
    x= \frac{(172)(100)}{3640}
    x=4.73

    We can conclude that our sales person has a commission of 4.73% over the total amount of sells per week. Since the commission of the last week was $172, the total sales was $3640 because the 4.73% of $3640 is $172.

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