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# A store selling price.....

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A store s selling price of \$2240 for a certain computer [#permalink]  28 Oct 2010, 21:28
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A store’s selling price of \$2240 for a certain computer would yield a profit of 40 percent of the store’s cost for the computer. What selling price would yield a profit of 50 percent of the computer’s cost?
(A) \$2400
(B) \$2464
(C) \$2650
(D) \$2732
(E) \$2800
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Re: A store selling price..... [#permalink]  29 Oct 2010, 01:38
If we talk about profit, it is an extra-price, so the total is 140%.
2240 -- 140%
x -- 150%

x=2240*150/140=2400
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Re: A store selling price..... [#permalink]  09 Nov 2010, 07:16
1.4x = 2240
x=2240/1.4
so, 1.5X = 2240*1.5/1.4= 2400

Re: A store selling price.....   [#permalink] 09 Nov 2010, 07:16
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