# A simple word problem in algebra.

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Nine salespersons attended an 8-hour products conference. The average hourly rate of pay for the 9 employees is $9.86. The sales manager, at an annual salary of $44,800,conducted the 1-day session after a 1-day prep session. Lunch was provided at a cost of $11.80 per person. What was the total training cost?

a.$709.92 b.$1172.54 c.$766 d.$844.90 e. not given

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9 employees for 8 hours

Hourly rate: 9.86

Expense for salespersons: S1=9*8*9.86=709.92

Sales manager: 2 days. Daily rate: ...

#### Solution Summary

The total training costs are determined. The average hourly rate of pay is provided.

$2.49