# A salesperson is paid $110 per week plus 15% commission on her weekly sales of x dollars. How do you find a linear function that represents her total weekly pay w in terms of x?

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Jun 6, 2017

Jun 6, 2017

#### Explanation:

The weekly pay consists of two terms: the $110 and the 15% commission. These two terms are added together to give the total weekly pay (

The weekly sales are given by

First, convert 15% to a fraction, then decimal:

Then, multiply it by

Finally, add the two terms together to get the linear function:

As an example, if the person has weekly sales of $100, the weekly pay will be: