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January 27th, 2019, 03:06 PM   #1
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Hello friends, it’s been a long time. I have hitches with this problem:
Ava bought some items at the cost \$600 and was given 5% commission, how much did he pay for the item? I got \$570 as the amount he paid because I am thinking that the 5% commission is a form of discount. Please am a bit confuse with the wording of the problem. If there is any person here that understands the wording better than I do, please help.

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Hello friends, it’s been a long time. I have hitches with this problem:
Ava bought some items at the cost \$600 and was given 5% commission, how much did he pay for the item? I got \$570 as the amount he paid because I am thinking that the 5% commission is a form of discount. Please am a bit confuse with the wording of the problem. If there is any person here that understands the wording better than I do, please help.
No, I don't understand. Buyers do not usually get a commission. If a sales person buys an item, I suppose that may generate a commission. What is the commission based on? Why do you think 570 dollars is incorrect?
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