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Percentage word problem

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Given the information in the problem:

1. Since Amanda sells 5 magazines per week, in 24 weeks Amanda would be able to sell:

5 x 24 = 120 magazines

2. If each magazine costs $25, then 120 magazines would give a total sale of:

120 x $25 = $3000 

3. Since Amanda earns 15% of her sales, then she would earn:

$3000 X .15 = $450 where 15% = 15/100 = .15

 

Alright let's take this step by step.  First lets find out how much Amanda makes for selling a single subscription.  We can do that as follows:

$25 * .15 = $3.75   (15% = 15/100 = .15)

Next she sells 5 subscriptions each week.  Each week she earns:

$3.75 * 5 = $18.75  

Finally she will do this for 24 weeks:

$18.75 * 24 = $450