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Old 12-04-2006, 05:45 PM   #1
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"Ann MacDonald is a salesperson at a discount appliance store. She earns $50 for each appliance that she sells plus a 5% commission on the price of the appliance. Write an equation that represents what she earned in a week in which she sold 15 appliances."

I think the answer has to be something like slope-intercept form (y=mx+b) or point-slope form (y-y1=m(x-x1)). help, if not the answer, would be greatly appreciated.


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Old 12-04-2006, 06:21 PM   #2
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Just take 50 * 15, then find what 5% of each appliance is and add that on.
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y=(1.05x+$50)*15

y is the amount she makes
x is the cost of an appliance
1.05 is the price of an appliance plus 5%
$50 is the amount she makes for each appliance.
15 is the amount of appliances

edit: hmmm that doesn't look right now...

There I think it's right now.
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y=(1.05x+$50)*15

y is the amount she makes
x is the cost of an appliance
1.05 is the price of an appliance plus 5%
$50 is the amount she makes for each appliance.
15 is the amount of appliances

edit: hmmm that doesn't look right now...

There I think it's right now.
yeah that looks correct to me
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Lol sorry, but mike your sig is awesome.
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Haha, I remember seeing that before. It's pretty funny.
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"Ann MacDonald is a salesperson at a discount appliance store. She earns $50 for each appliance that she sells plus a 5% commission on the price of the appliance. Write an equation that represents what she earned in a week in which she sold 15 appliances."

I think the answer has to be something like slope-intercept form (y=mx+b) or point-slope form (y-y1=m(x-x1)). help, if not the answer, would be greatly appreciated.


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an equation isn't a graph, I don't quite see there this is comming from...

anyway... yes the equation would be
amount earned = ((appliacnes price)*1.05) + 50) * 15

you can put x and y in there, but I don't see why you want to.
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This isn't geometry...
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