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A retailer sold an appliance for $80. If the retailer's gross profit on the appliance was 25 percent of the retailer's cost for the appliance, how many dollars was the retailer's gross profit? A.$10
B. $16 C.$20
D. $24 E.$25
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04 Dec 2007, 23:32
goodglory wrote:
A retailer sold an appliance for $80. If the retailer's gross profit on the appliance was 25 percent of the retailer's cost for the appliance, how many dollars was the retailer's gross profit? A. 10 B. 16 C. 20 D. 24 E. 25 B. GP = Selling price - cost = 80-x 80-x = 1/4x x = 64 GP = 80-64 = 16 Senior Manager Joined: 09 Oct 2007 Posts: 466 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 39 [0], given: 1 Re: Gross Profit PLEASE HELP [#permalink] ### Show Tags 05 Dec 2007, 00:37 goodglory wrote: A retailer sold an appliance for$80. If the retailer's gross profit on the appliance was 25 percent of the retailer's cost for the appliance, how many dollars was the retailer's gross profit?

1/5=.2, thus:
80*.2=16.0=B
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A retailer sold an appliance for $80. If the retailer's gross profit on the appliance was 25 percent of the retailer's cost for the appliance, how many dollars was the retailer's gross profit? A. 10 B. 16 C. 20 D. 24 E. 25 Profit= Revenue - Cost. .25C= 80 -C 1.25C=80 so 5/4C=80 4/5*80=C --> 64 So 80-64= Profit. B GMAT Club Legend Joined: 09 Sep 2013 Posts: 12177 Followers: 538 Kudos [?]: 151 [0], given: 0 Re: A retailer sold an appliance for$80. If the retailer's [#permalink]

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80 has 25% profit included

Lets say product was obtained for x

$$\frac{125x}{100} = 80$$

x = 64

Profit earned = 80-64 = 16

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