Bethany K.

Salary plus Commision Equation

Jasmin gets paid a base salary of $700 a week. She also gets paid an additional$20 for ever 50 items she sells.

I have to write an expression to represent this relationship. I have an equation but I don't know how to make it work for $20 for every 50 items instead of adding a percent of$20 for every item.

P = Pay check N = Number of Items Sold

P = $700 + (N/50) x$20

It works fine if the number of items sold is a multiple of 50 but fails if it any other number

Example:

P = $700 + (50/50) x$20 = $720 It Works! P =$700 + (82/50) x $20 =$732.8 It fails it should be $720 because she only sold 1 group of 20 items so she should only get an extra$20 not a percent of \$20.

How do I fix my equation So it works all the time?

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06/12/19

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