A salesperson will earn a commission equal to 1/32 of the total sales. What is the commission earned on sales totaling #$24,000?

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Jul 1, 2017

Answer:

See a solution process below:

Explanation:

When dealing with fractions in the way they are used in this problem the word "of" (as in "1/32 #color(red)(of)# the total sales") means to multiply.

So we can write an equation as:

#c = r * s#

Where:

#c# is the commission earned, what we are solving for in this problem.

#r# is the commission rate - #1/32# in this problem

#s# is the total sales - $24,000 in this problem.

Substituting and calculating #c# gives:

#c = 1/32 xx $24,000#

#c = ($24,000)/32#

#c = $750#