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Hello ! Thank You for taking the time to answer my question ; Your help should save me a lot of grief. I am considering going into the career of sales / selling  specifically car sales. What would be the math skills needed to be able to do car selling correctly ? or in any kind of selling such as furniture , mattresses etc.  I did not do well at all in math in school. Thank You for answering my question.

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Hello Albert,

You (like everyone) should have facility with numbers and a good sense of percentages
(i.e. for taxes & commissions) without having to use a calculator or computer...and be able
to approximate these things on the fly.  Of course, I am sure there are plenty of successful
salespeople who do not have those skills, and maybe even innumerate!

Good luck.

Abe

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Abe Mantell

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Hello, I am a college professor of mathematics and regularly teach all levels from elementary mathematics through differential equations, and would be happy to assist anyone with such questions!

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Over 15 years teaching at the college level.

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NCTM, NYSMATYC, AMATYC, MAA, NYSUT, AFT.

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B.S. in Mathematics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
M.S. (and A.B.D.) in Applied Mathematics from SUNY @ Stony Brook

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