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# On every sale she makes, Maria earns a commission. On a computer that she sells for $591, Maria earns a $43 commission. Find the percent commission, rounded to the nearest tenth of a percent.

Question:

A
7.3%

Explaination

Let p represent the commission percentage. Then we can translate the problem statement into words and symbols.

Commission is what percent of sales price

43=591p

To isolate an unknown value p, divide both sides by 591. Carry the division to four decimal places.

$2454_w91_h39.png$

$4611_w85_h17.png$

Because the test digit is greater than or equal to 5, add 1 to the rounding digit, then truncate. Thus, correct to the nearest tenth of a percent, $9927_w72_h18.png$

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