# Juliet sold a house for $112,000. What percent commission did she receive if she earned $6,720?

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Dec 8, 2016

#### Answer:

Juliet received a 6% commission.

#### Explanation:

We can rewrite this question as:

$6,720 is what percent of $112,000?

Let's let the percentage we are looking for be represent by

"Percent" or "%" means "out of 100" or "per 100", Therefore p% can be written as

When dealing with percents the word "of" means "times" or "to multiply".

Putting this altogether we can write this equation and solve for