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Textbook Problem

Jerry King is a server in a restaurant that pays a salary of $22 per day. He also averages tips of 18% of his total gross food orders. Last week he worked 6 days and had total food orders of $2,766.50. What was his total gross pay for the week?

To determine

To calculate: The last week’s total gross pay for Jerry King who works as a server in a restaurant and his per day salary is $22. He had food orders of $2,766.50 and worked for 6 days last week. He also gets tips of 18% of his total food orders.

Explanation

Given Information:

The provided number of days Jerry worked last week is 6 and he had food orders of $2,766.50. His per day salary is $22 in addition he gets tips of 18% of his total food orders.

Formula used:

To calculate commission:

Commission=Commission rate×Sales subject to commission

To calculate total gross pay:

Total gross pay=Salary+Commission

Calculation:

To calculate Jerry’s total gross pay first find his commission on total orders and his salary for 6 days,

Now to calculate his commission, consider commission rate and total orders,

18% and $2,766.50

Apply the formula, Commission=Commission rate×Sales subject to commission:

Commission=18%×2,766.50=18100×2,766.50=0.18×2,766.50

As,

$2,766.50×        0.18_221 3200276 650  _$497

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