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Tamara is a real estate agent and makes 5% commission on her total sales. She sells a home that worth $350,000. What is her commission?

I don't understand how to solve this question. I got it wrong on my quiz but my teacher didn't really explain it to me. Thanks for the help! -Hannah Hirsch
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This is just a matter of converting 5% into a decimal =5/100 = .05. Take this value and multiply it by $350,000. The result is the amount of commission that Tamara made (.05)*350,000=$17,500
 
To make sure that this is correct we know that 10% of 350,000 is $35,000. Half of this value is equal to 5% and that is $17,500.
5% is the same as 0.05. Tamara makes 5% of the sale. If the sale is $350,000, then Tamara makes
0.05 x 350,000= $1750