# A salesperson will earn a commission equal to 1/32 of the total sales. What is the commission earned on sales totaling $24,000? ##### 1 Answer Jul 1, 2017 See a solution process below: #### Explanation: When dealing with fractions in the way they are used in this problem the word "of" (as in "1/32 $\textcolor{red}{o f}$the total sales") means to multiply. So we can write an equation as: $c = r \cdot s$Where: $c$is the commission earned, what we are solving for in this problem. $r$is the commission rate - $\frac{1}{32}$in this problem $s$is the total sales -$24,000 in this problem.

Substituting and calculating $c$ gives:

c = 1/32 xx $24,000 c = ($24,000)/32

c = \$750#