sat may 2013 test

<p>sales people at an auto mobile dealership earn a weekly base salary plus a bonus for each car they sell . all salespeople earn the same base salary , and they all earn the same bonus per car . last week , fred sold 3 cars and earned $1150 and maeve sold 8 cars and earned $1900 . if jerome sold 6 cars last week , how much , in dollars , did he earn ?</p>

<p>Maeve earned $750 more than Fred for 5 more cars, so the bonus for selling one car is $150. Fred’s base salary is 1150-(3)($150), so the base salary is $700. (6)(150) is 900, and 700 plus 900 is $1600.</p>