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# A merchant sells only two brands of cakes, brand X and brand Y. The se

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A merchant sells only two brands of cakes, brand X and brand Y. The selling price of a brand X cake is \$20, which is 40 percent of the selling price of a brand Y cake. If the merchant sells 900 pieces of cakes, and (2/3)rd of which are brand Y, what is merchant’s total revenue from the sale of cakes?

(A) \$14,000
(B) \$18,000
(C) \$24,000
(D) \$36,000
(E) \$40,000

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24 Sep 2018, 19:57
Bunuel wrote:
A merchant sells only two brands of cakes, brand X and brand Y. The selling price of a brand X cake is \$20, which is 40 percent of the selling price of a brand Y cake. If the merchant sells 900 pieces of cakes, and (2/3)rd of which are brand Y, what is merchant’s total revenue from the sale of cakes?

(A) \$14,000
(B) \$18,000
(C) \$24,000
(D) \$36,000
(E) \$40,000

The selling price of a brand X cake = \$20
The selling price of a brand Y cake = \$50

Y = (2/3)*900 = 600
X = (1/3)*900 = 300

Revenue = 600*50+300*20 = \$36,000

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