# 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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