Chris can be paid in one of two ways. Plan A is a salary of $450 per month, plus a commission of 8% of sales. Plan B is a salary of $695 per month, plus of 3% of sales. For what amount of sales is Chris better off selecting plan A?
See full explanation below.
First, when dealing with percents, "Percent" or "%" means "out of 100" or "per 100", Therefore x% can be written as
The expression for Plan A can be written as:
The expression for Plan B can be written as:
The question we are being asked is when is Plan A > Plan B. So, we can write and solve this inequality:
Plan A is better when sales for the month are greater than $4,900.