Clarence is a salesman who receives 8% commission on every sale he makes . If his most recent sale helped him earn $216 in commission , how much was his sale ?
I tried this but getting the wrong answer actual answer is $2,700
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math - Damon today at 11:44am
.08 * sale = 216
Did you divide 216 by 0.08?
To find the amount of Clarence's sale, we can set up an equation using the information given. Let's denote the sale amount as "x."
The commission Clarence receives on the sale is 8% of the sale amount, which can be expressed as 0.08x.
According to the problem, Clarence earned $216 in commission. So we can set up the following equation:
0.08x = 216
To find the value of x, we need to isolate it. Dividing both sides of the equation by 0.08 gives us:
x = 216 / 0.08
Evaluating the expression on the right gives us:
x = 2700
Therefore, the amount of Clarence's sale was $2,700.