math question... can you please explain your answer... ty?

Blinn Corporation pays its employees on a graduated commission scale: 2% on sales for the first $38,000, 6% on sales from $38,001 to $76,000, and 7% on sales over $76,000. Bill Burns had $81,000 sales. What did Bill earn?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Just take 7 percent out of 81,000, that's all.

  • 1 decade ago

    If I understand the problem, a salesman earns 2% on all sales up to $38,000, then 6% on his sales from $38,001 to $76,000, and then 7% on his sales over $76,000.

    Bill Burns had sales of $81000.

    So he gets 2% of $38000, plus 6% of ($76000 - $38001) plus 7% of ($81000 - $76001)

    (.02*38000) + (.06*37999) + (.07*4999) = 760 + 2279.94 + 349.93 = 3389.87

  • 1 decade ago

    Multiply $81,000 * .07 = $5760

    $5760 is 7% of 81,000

    Source(s): my brain
  • 1 decade ago

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