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Question from Jerry, a parent:

Aaron works part time as a salesperson for an electronics store. He earns $4.75 per hour plus a percent commission on all of his sales. Last week Aaron worked 20 hours and earned a gross income of $143.75. If his total sales for the week were $1,500, what percent commission does Aaron earn?


How much salary did Aaron earn at $4.75 per hour for 20 hours? The remainder of his income was from commissions. How much was that? This number is what percent of $1,500?


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