Beth R.

asked • 01/12/16

A department store worker can earn $500 per month plus a 4% commission on their total sales, or $400 a month plus a commission on total sales.

Kenisha sells athletic shoes part-time at department store. She can earn either $500 per month plus a 4% commission on her total sales, or $400 a month plus a 5% commission on total sales. Write a system of linear equations to represent the situation, then calculate the total price of the athletic shoes Kenisha needs to sell in order to earn the same income from each pay scale. Which is the better offer?

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