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 Question from Barghavi, a student: A man earns $\$325$per week plus an additional 8% on any sales over$\$500.$ If he makes $\$6,250$in sales, how much money in total does he earn that week? thank you! Hi, The company who hired this man wants to encourage him to make many sales so they offer a bonus if he sells more that$\$500$ worth of merchandise. The bonus is that each week he will get 8% of the sales he makes over $\$500.$Thus if he sells$\$600$ worth of merchandise he will make $\$325$plus 8% of$\$100$ which is $\$325 + 0.08 \times \$100 = \$325 + \$8 = \$333.$If he sells$\$2,510$ worth of merchandise he will make $\$325 + 0.08 \times \$2,010 = \$325 + \$160.80 = \$485.80.$What will he make if he sells$\$6,250$ worth of merchandise?

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