Mwara is paid a basic salary of sh 7,500 per month. She is also paid a commission of 312%

Class: KCPE

Subject: Mathematics

Topic: Measurement-money

Lesson Summary

Mwara is paid a basic salary of sh 7,500 per month. She is also paid a commission of 312% on all the sales above sh 20,000. In one month she sold 20 radios at sh 1,500 each and 16 flat iron boxes at sh 2,500 each. What was her total earnings for that month?

A.sh 9,950
B.sh 8,250
C.sh 9,250
D.sh 9,000



Text Answer


Sales: Radios: 20 x sh 1 500 = sh 30 000
Flat iron boxes: 16 x sh 2 500 = sh 40 000
Total sales = 30 000 + 40 000 = sh 70 000
Amount on which commission is paid = 70 000 – 20 000
= sh 50 000

Commission paid =312%of sh 50 000=3.5100×50 000= sh 1 750
Total amount earned = 7 500 + 1 750 = sh 9 250

The correct answer is C (sh 9,250).

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