A CD player that normally costs $200 is on sale for 20% off. If a salesperson makes a 6% commission on sales, how much would he get for selling this CD player?
The CD player usually costs
When you sell the CD player, you gain
See a solution process below:
First, we need to determine the sales price of the CD player. A formula for determining the sales price of an item is:
Substituting and calculating
The Sales Price of the CD Player is:
We now need to determine what is: 6% of $160.
Again, "Percent" or "%" means "out of 100" or "per 100", Therefore 6% can be written as
When dealing with percents the word "of" means "times" or "to multiply".
Finally, lets call the commission we are looking for "c".
Putting this altogether we can write this equation and solve for
The Salesperson would make: