







Salary Plus Commission 
20190405 

From Herschel: Fire Fighting Equipment pays salespeople as follows: $452 per week plus a commission of .9% on sales between $15,000 and $25000, with 1.1% paid on sales in excess of $25,000. Find the gross earnings for an salesperson whose Total Sales are $28,400. (No commission is paid on the first $15,000 of sales) Answered by Penny Nom. 





Salary plus commission 
20171016 

From Natasha: Veronika works at Future Shop and earns ₱10.50/h plus 6% commission on sales. Last week Veronika worked 40 hours. What was Veronika’s weekly gross salary if her total sales were ₱2050? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Annual salary 
20170901 

From Lisa: I am applying for a job that pays $16.00 per hour, plus 5 hours of overtime every 2 weeks. I live in California, where overtime is 1.5 times the regular rate of pay after you work 8 hours a day. What would the gross annual salary be with all the overtime hours added in? Answered by Penny Nom. 





A piecewise function for monthly salary 
20090203 

From Josh: A sales rep for a drug company is paid on the following scale. His base salary is $1600 per month. He is also paid a commission of 2% of sales over $20,000. When his gross sales reach $30,000 he is then paid 4% on the amount above that until his sales reach $50,000 after which point his commission becomes 6%. His commission reaches 8% when his sales total goes over $100,000 for the month. Set up a piecewise function for the information above. Answered by Harley Weston. 





Base salary plus commission 
20080110 

From mike: i need some help with this word problem.
in november 2001, hall kinion advertised an account executive position in savannah
georgia for a salesperson with experience selling internet services. the job
advertised a 3500 dollar base salary and 24000 dollar to 48000 dollar in
commissions in the first year. Assuming a 20 percent commission rate, how many
dollars in sales would u have to generate to earn 64000 dollars annually. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Real Pay 
20051107 

From Judy: Is there a formula for computing "real pay"? Example  you are offered a position in your home town for $A, and another position in another town for $B. To work at $B job there would be so many hours in commute time involved (z), and a real daily commute cost (either train, bus, or auto mileagewear, etc.) (x). How would you calculate the real pay of job $B in relation to job $A?
Answered by Claude Tardif. 





My salary is doubled everyday for 30 days 
20020117 

From Kanishk: I recieve 1 penny the 1st day, 2 pennies the 2nd day, and my salary is doubled everyday for 30 days. How much money will I have by the end of the 30 day time period? (Is there a way of solving this problem without a chart?) Answered by Penny Nom. 





Working on commission 
20010217 

From Jay: Ron the realtor is offered a job directly out of realestate school. He has a choice as to which way he will receive his salary the first year.
Salary Plan 1: He would receive a base pay of $2000 per month plus a 3% commission on each sale.
Salary Plan 2: No base pay but a 6% commission on each sale.
Write an equation to determine when it would be better to switch from the first plan to the second plan. Give a one or twosentence answer that includes Ron`s sales in a month. Round to the nearest dollar, if necessary. Answered by Leeanne Boehm and Penny Nom. 

