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A garden supplies retailer makes a 20% commission

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A garden supplies retailer makes a 20% commission on the selling price for each bag of mulch it sells. If it sells 400 identically priced bags of mulch and makes $3,200 in commission, what was the selling price of each bag?

A. $40.00
B. $44.00
C. $96.00
D. $160.00
E. $640.00

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Commission per one bag: 3200/400=8

8 = 20% of the selling price

8=0.2x
x=40

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Commission per bag \(= \frac{3200}{400}= 8\)

Selling Price \(= \frac{8}{20} * 100 = 40\)

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0.2 * 400 * x = 3,200 --> 0.2x = 3,200/400 --> 0.2x = 8 --> x = 8 / 0.2 --> x = 40.

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New post 31 Oct 2018, 09:38
First find the commission earned per bag. If the retailer makes $3,200 from 400 bags, then it makes $3,200 400 = $8 from one bag. Now, we know that this commission is 20% of the cost of one bag, so let's set up an algebraic equation and solve for the cost. $8 = 0.20x, so x = $40, and the selling price of each bag is therefore $40. Choice (A) is correct.

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