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This is a problem from Kaplan Practice Test :

A TV salesman makes a profit of 25 percent on all sales. How many TVs will he have to sell for $ 325 each to make a totl profit of atlest $200 ?

Kaplan argues that

since profit is 25% of 325 ( little over $80 per tv) he has to sell 3 tv sets to cross $200 mark ..

But can we calculate profit on selling price ?

If he sells a tv set for $325 and makes a 25% profit, he must have bought it for

(100/125) * 325 = $ 260

that means , he makes a profit of $65 per tv he sells ..
So to cross $200 mark, he must sell at least 4 TV sets ..

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 [#permalink] New post 25 Aug 2003, 12:30
to me, making a 25% profit in a sale of 100$ is to make a profit of 25$
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