## A sneaker store salesman had $4,125 in total monthly sales last month. he made $165 in commission from those sales. what is the salesman’s commission as a percent of his total monthly sales?

October 14, 2019// Blog//

This problem requires more than one equation, at least for me to get it to work ~this is how I did it

Wade = w Dwight = d Ellis = e Up to Bat = 1650

These are the equation to find each personw = d + 10e = d +17d = w – 10 or d = e – 17

This is the basic equation you have to plug the other equations into1650 = w + d + e

I solved for Dwight so I plugged in for w and for e1650 = (d + 10) + d + (d + 17) ~then I simplified1650 = 3d + 27 ~everything grouped together than matched1623 = 3d ~I subtracted 27 from both sides541 = d ~I divided both sides by 3Dwight batted 541 times

This is where I solved for Ellis since that is what the question waskede = d + 17 ~first equation

e = 541 + 17 ~plugged in 541 for d since that’s how many times d battede = 558 ~finally simplified the equation

Ellis came up to bat 558 times in the 2007 baseball season