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Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceHomework Help · 1 month ago

Is the total fare charged to a customer comes to $756.28 including 5.5% sales tax, how much commission should the agent receive? ?

A travel agent receives a 8% commission on the base fare of a customer- that is, the fare before sales tax is added. 

(Idk how to do word problems like this, please help!)

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  • 1 month ago

    divide the total paid a one plus the tax rate and then multiply by the sales commission rate

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  • 1 month ago

    (105.5%) * base fair = 756.28

    Divide both sides by 105.5%

    base fair = 756.28 / 105.5%

    base fair = 716.85

    commission = 716.85 * 8%

    commission = $57.35 <–––––––

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