# Someone please help me with a math problem! I don't understand! 😰?

Joe works in a music store and earns 18.5% commission on each sale. If Joe sells an organ and earns $82.00, what is the price of the organ? Round your answer to the nearest cent. Listen, I don't know the answer to this problem. Can someone please tell me the answer or at least tell me how to solve this problem correctly? I would really appreciate it! :D

### 4 Answers

- Anonymous2 months ago
So many cheaters posting in the wrong category

- Donnie PorkoLv 72 months ago
Let x be the price of the organ.

Convert 18.5% to a decimal: 0.185If he earns 18.5% commission for the sale of the piano, then .185(x) is his commission. He earns 82.00 so .185x = 82So solve for x:.185 = 82x = 82/.185x = 443.243

You can round it to 443.24 or 443.25.

- Rick BLv 72 months ago
Y x .185 = 82.00

Y = 82.00 / .185

Y = 443.24

Check...

443.24 x .185 = ?

? = 81.9994 or 82.00