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# A CD was initially listed at a price that would have given the store a

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A CD was initially listed at a price that would have given the store a profit of 20% of the wholesale cost. What was the wholesale cost of the CD?

(1) After reducing the asking price by 10%, the CD sold for a net profit of \$10.00
(2) The CD sold for \$50.00

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11 Aug 2019, 09:21
Bunuel wrote:
A CD was initially listed at a price that would have given the store a profit of 20% of the wholesale cost. What was the wholesale cost of the CD?

(1) After reducing the asking price by 10%, the CD sold for a net profit of \$10.00
(2) The CD sold for \$50.00

Profit = SP-CP
wholesale cost is cp
given
.2*wholesale cost = profit
.2cp=sp-cp
sp=1.2cp

#1
.9sp-cp=10
solve for cp=125
sp=150
sufficient

#2
listed price is not know
insufficient
IMO A
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