   Chapter 1.II, Problem 15RE ### Contemporary Mathematics for Busin...

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Section ### Contemporary Mathematics for Busin...

8th Edition
Robert Brechner + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305585447
Textbook Problem

# Service Masters Carpet Cleaners pays its sale staff a salary of $575 per month, plus commissions. Last month Alex Acosta earned commissions of$129, $216,$126, $353, and$228. What was Alex’s total income for the month?

To determine

To calculate: The total monthly income of Alex, if monthly salary of Alex is $575 and his earned commissions are$129, $216,$126, $353 and$228.

Explanation

Given information:

The monthly income of Alex is $575. Commissions earned by Alex in that month are$129, $216,$126, $353 and$228.

Formula used:

Use the following steps to add the numbers.

Step 01: First write all the numbers in columns such that all the place values are aligned.

Step 02: Add the digits in each column, starting from the right.

If the total is a two-digit number then write its unit digit under the column which is added and carry the tens digit to the column to the left.

Calculation:

As given, the monthly income of Alex is $575 and commissions earned by Alex in that month are$129, $216,$126, $353 and$228.

To calculate the total monthly income of Alex, add monthly income and all the commission earned by Alex.

Align the numbers as,

575   129   216   126   353+ 228_

Add, the digits of the units column, 5+9+6+6+3+8=37, the sum of the units column is 37.

Write the unit digit 7 under the units column and carry the tens digit 3 to the tens column.

575   129   216   126   353+ 228_       7

Now, add the numbers under the tens column along with the carry digit 3

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