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# A furniture dealer purchased a desk for $150 and then set  post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics Author Message Intern Joined: 25 Aug 2006 Posts: 25 Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 0 A furniture dealer purchased a desk for$150 and then set [#permalink]

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17 Nov 2006, 11:06
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A furniture dealer purchased a desk for $150 and then set the selling price equal to the purchase price plus a markup that was 40 percent of the selling price. If the dealer sold the desk at the selling price, what was the amount of the dealer's gross profit from the purchase and the sale of the desk? A.$40
B. $60 C.$80
D. $90 E.$100

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17 Nov 2006, 12:24
E is the correct answer - how did you get to this answer?
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17 Nov 2006, 12:35
S= Sale price

S= 150 + .4S

.6S= 150

S= 250

Gross Profit = Sale Price - Purchase Price

250-150= 100

Hope that helped
17 Nov 2006, 12:35
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