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 Question from adjoa, a parent: owen was offered $225.00per week plus 3%on sales, or 15%of sales with no salary. How much must he sell before the second method of payment gives him the highest pay? Express your answer to the nearest dollar. Adjoa, Suppose the amount that Owen sells in a month is S in dollars. By the second method his income is 15% of his sales. How much is this? By the second method his income is$225 plus 3% of his sales. How much is this?

Set these two quantities equal and solve for S.

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