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

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    So many cheaters posting in the wrong category

  • Dave
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    It's $400 something, what a cheap 0 piano.

  • 2 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 B
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Y x .185 = 82.00

    Y = 82.00 / .185

    Y = 443.24

    Check...

    443.24 x .185 = ?

    ? = 81.9994 or 82.00

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