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A photography dealer ordered 60 Model X cameras to be sold for $250 each, which represents a 20 percent markup over the dealer’s initial cost for each camera. Of the cameras ordered, 6 were never sold and were returned to the manufacturer for a refund of 50 percent of the dealer's initial cost. What was the dealer's approximate profit or loss as a percent of the dealer’s initial cost for the 60 cameras?

A. 7% loss B. 13% loss C. 7% profit D. 13% profit E. 15% profit

A photography dealer ordered 60 Model X cameras to be sold for $250 each, which represents a 20 percent markup over the dealer’s initial cost for each camera. Of the cameras ordered, 6 were never sold and were returned to the manufacturer for a refund of 50 percent of the dealer's initial cost. What was the dealer's approximate profit or loss as a percent of the dealer’s initial cost for the 60 cameras?

A. 7% loss B. 13% loss C. 7% profit D. 13% profit E. 15% profit

Total cost 60*($250/1.2)=50*250;

# of cameras sold is 60-6=54 total revenue is 54*250; # of cameras returned is 6 total refund 6*(250/1.2)*0.5; So, total income 54*250+ 6*(250/1.2)*0.5

The dealer's approximate profit is (54*250+ 6*(250/1.2)*0.5-50*250)/(50*250)*100=13%

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22 Jun 2012, 14:14

Bunuel wrote:

pgmat wrote:

A photography dealer ordered 60 Model X cameras to be sold for $250 each, which represents a 20 percent markup over the dealer’s initial cost for each camera. Of the cameras ordered, 6 were never sold and were returned to the manufacturer for a refund of 50 percent of the dealer's initial cost. What was the dealer's approximate profit or loss as a percent of the dealer’s initial cost for the 60 cameras?

A. 7% loss B. 13% loss C. 7% profit D. 13% profit E. 15% profit

Total cost $60*250/1.2=50*250;

# of cameras sold is 60-6=54 total revenue is 54*250; # of cameras returned is 6 total refund 6*(250/1.2)*0.5; So, total income 54*250+ 6*(250/1.2)*0.5

The dealer's approximate profit is (54*250+ 6*(250/1.2)*0.5-50*250)/(50*250)*100=13%

Answer: D.

Dear Bunuel, Ths is a doubt i face with %ages, in ths quest too. could you pls tell where i m going wrong? when 20% mark up for initial cost is given , how to calculate it? 250 - 20/100*250 or to take if 120 is 250 then how much is 100? how have you arrived at 1.2?

A photography dealer ordered 60 Model X cameras to be sold for $250 each, which represents a 20 percent markup over the dealer’s initial cost for each camera. Of the cameras ordered, 6 were never sold and were returned to the manufacturer for a refund of 50 percent of the dealer's initial cost. What was the dealer's approximate profit or loss as a percent of the dealer’s initial cost for the 60 cameras?

A. 7% loss B. 13% loss C. 7% profit D. 13% profit E. 15% profit

Total cost 60*$250/1.2=50*250;

# of cameras sold is 60-6=54 total revenue is 54*250; # of cameras returned is 6 total refund 6*(250/1.2)*0.5; So, total income 54*250+ 6*(250/1.2)*0.5

The dealer's approximate profit is (54*250+ 6*(250/1.2)*0.5-50*250)/(50*250)*100=13%

Answer: D.

Dear Bunuel, Ths is a doubt i face with %ages, in ths quest too. could you pls tell where i m going wrong? when 20% mark up for initial cost is given , how to calculate it? 250 - 20/100*250 or to take if 120 is 250 then how much is 100? how have you arrived at 1.2?

If it's given that the selling price is $250 and the markup over the initial cost is 20%, then: {Cost}+0.2{Cost}=1.2*{Cost}={Selling price} --> 1.2*{Cost}=$250 --> {Cost}=$250/1.2.

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54 cameras gave 20% profit while 6 incurred 50% loss. or out of 10, 9 gave profit.

suppose total cameras = 10, out of which 9 gave 20% profit suppose 100 was the cost of each. total profit 100*10=1000

profit from 9 = 20*9 = 180 loss from 1 = 50*1 = 50 total profit = 180-50 = 130

so, 130 profit from a cost of 1000. that is 13% profit.

Your method seems easy, but I kind of got lost with this - 54 cameras gave 20% profit while 6 incurred 50% loss. or out of 10, 9 gave profit. Could you please explain, how you deduced this?

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gmatDeep wrote:

MBAhereIcome wrote:

54 cameras gave 20% profit while 6 incurred 50% loss. or out of 10, 9 gave profit.

suppose total cameras = 10, out of which 9 gave 20% profit suppose 100 was the cost of each. total profit 100*10=1000

profit from 9 = 20*9 = 180 loss from 1 = 50*1 = 50 total profit = 180-50 = 130

so, 130 profit from a cost of 1000. that is 13% profit.

Your method seems easy, but I kind of got lost with this - 54 cameras gave 20% profit while 6 incurred 50% loss. or out of 10, 9 gave profit. Could you please explain, how you deduced this?

Thanks.

yess.. 54:6 = 9:1 mark up is of 20% = profit earned will be 20%

A photography dealer ordered 60 Model X cameras to be sold for $250 each, which represents a 20 percent markup over the dealer’s initial cost for each camera. Of the cameras ordered, 6 were never sold and were returned to the manufacturer for a refund of 50 percent of the dealer's initial cost. What was the dealer's approximate profit or loss as a percent of the dealer’s initial cost for the 60 cameras?

A. 7% loss B. 13% loss C. 7% profit D. 13% profit E. 15% profit

Use weighted avgs for a quick solution:

On 54 cameras, the dealer made a 20% profit and on 6 cameras, he made a 50% loss. Cost Price of 54 cameras:cost price of 6 cameras = 54:6 = 9:1

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A photography dealer ordered 60 Model X cameras to be sold for$250 each, whichrepresents a 20 percent markup over the dealer's initialcost for each camera. Of the cameras ordered, 6 were never sold and were returned to the manufacturer for a refund of 50 percent of the dealer's initial cost. What was the dealer's approximate profit or loss as a percent of the dealer's initial cost for the 60 cameras?

(A) 7% loss

(B) 13% loss

(C) 7% profit

(D) 13% profit

(E) 15% profit

have fun. is not difficult to conceptualize but is difficult because if you are not organized and clear you are get in trouble.

I would not show the OA but the rules are stringent. either way try on your own

Cost to dealer for 60 cameras = \(\frac{250}{1.2}*60\) = $12,500

Revenue for 54 cameras = 54*250 = $13,500

Revenue from 6 cameras = \(\frac{250}{2.4}*6\) = $625

Otherwise, If one were short on time and I had to guess, One can eliminate A,B & C by looking at the problem itself and improve my chances of guessing the right answer to 50% between D & E.

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60 cameras were ordered to be sold at a 20% markup for $250 each => Dealer's cost for each camera = $208 => Cost of all 60 cameras = $60*208

6 cameras were not sold and returned for a refund of 50% of the dealer's cost => The amount the dealer got in returns = 50% of 6*208 = $624 The rest of the cameras (60-6 = 54 in number) were sold => Revenue made from selling the cameras = $54 * 250

For the 60 cameras, dealer's profit = 100* [54*(250-208) + (624-1248)]/[(60*200)] =100* (14100-12000)/12000 = ~13% (the error arises because 250/1.2 is not exactly 208 but 208.33)

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A photography dealer ordered 60 Model X cameras to be sold for$250 each, whichrepresents a 20 percent markup over the dealer's initialcost for each camera. Of the cameras ordered, 6 were never sold and were returned to the manufacturer for a refund of 50 percent of the dealer's initial cost. What was the dealer's approximate profit or loss as a percent of the dealer's initial cost for the 60 cameras? (A) 7% loss (B) 13% loss (C) 7% profit (D) 13% profit (E) 15% profit have fun. is not difficult to conceptualize but is difficult because if you are not organized and clear you are get in trouble. I would not show the OA but the rules are stringent. either way try on your own

actually, if one could visualize this problem properly, it could be solved in less than 30 secs without getting into any dirty calculations. Here is my 30 sec approach: Notice that it is actually a wighted ratio problem, where 9 parts earned 20% profit and 1 part earned 50% loss. (54 for profit, 6 for loss). Hence overall profit/loss = \((9*20 -1*50) /(9+1) = 13\) Ans D it is!
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Hi,

For those using normal way to solve this problem, I think that we can avoid huge calculation by just replace Cost by letter C and put it in the final formula: Income: 54*1.2C + 6*0.5C Cost: 60*C Then percent =(Income-cost)/cost = (54*1.2C + 6*0.5C - 60*C)/60*C. We can see that we can eliminate C from the fraction --> percent = (54*1.2 + 6*0.5 - 60)/60 = (54*1.2 + 6*0.5)/60 - 1. Here, we can see clearly the weighted average part of the problem or we can simply calculate the fraction to reach the result.

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Bunuel wrote:

pgmat wrote:

A photography dealer ordered 60 Model X cameras to be sold for $250 each, which represents a 20 percent markup over the dealer’s initial cost for each camera. Of the cameras ordered, 6 were never sold and were returned to the manufacturer for a refund of 50 percent of the dealer's initial cost. What was the dealer's approximate profit or loss as a percent of the dealer’s initial cost for the 60 cameras?

A. 7% loss B. 13% loss C. 7% profit D. 13% profit E. 15% profit

Total cost 60*($250/1.2)=50*250;

# of cameras sold is 60-6=54 total revenue is 54*250; # of cameras returned is 6 total refund 6*(250/1.2)*0.5; So, total income 54*250+ 6*(250/1.2)*0.5

The dealer's approximate profit is (54*250+ 6*(250/1.2)*0.5-50*250)/(50*250)*100=13%

Answer: D.

this must be kind of awkward question but i got no option other than asking you.

20% markup over the dealer’s initial cost for each camera- I made a wrong assumption , but reducing 20%from 250 & got 200 as an initial cost for each. please explain that "Total cost 60*($250/1.2)=50*250;"

A photography dealer ordered 60 Model X cameras to be sold for $250 each, which represents a 20 percent markup over the dealer’s initial cost for each camera. Of the cameras ordered, 6 were never sold and were returned to the manufacturer for a refund of 50 percent of the dealer's initial cost. What was the dealer's approximate profit or loss as a percent of the dealer’s initial cost for the 60 cameras?

A. 7% loss B. 13% loss C. 7% profit D. 13% profit E. 15% profit

Total cost 60*($250/1.2)=50*250;

# of cameras sold is 60-6=54 total revenue is 54*250; # of cameras returned is 6 total refund 6*(250/1.2)*0.5; So, total income 54*250+ 6*(250/1.2)*0.5

The dealer's approximate profit is (54*250+ 6*(250/1.2)*0.5-50*250)/(50*250)*100=13%

Answer: D.

this must be kind of awkward question but i got no option other than asking you.

20% markup over the dealer’s initial cost for each camera- I made a wrong assumption , but reducing 20%from 250 & got 200 as an initial cost for each. please explain that "Total cost 60*($250/1.2)=50*250;"

(Cost per unit) + 0.2*(Cost per unit) = $250 1.2*(Cost per unit) = $250 (Cost per unit) = $250/1.2

Total cost for 60 units = 60*(Cost per unit) = 60*($250/1.2) = 50*250.

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{(54*20) + (6*(-50))}/ 60

This gives 13% profit as answer. 20% proft on 54 cameras and 50% loss on 6 cameras. Use weighted averages here. Rest of the information in the question is misguiding.

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VeritasPrepKarishma wrote:

pgmat wrote:

A photography dealer ordered 60 Model X cameras to be sold for $250 each, which represents a 20 percent markup over the dealer’s initial cost for each camera. Of the cameras ordered, 6 were never sold and were returned to the manufacturer for a refund of 50 percent of the dealer's initial cost. What was the dealer's approximate profit or loss as a percent of the dealer’s initial cost for the 60 cameras?

A. 7% loss B. 13% loss C. 7% profit D. 13% profit E. 15% profit

Use weighted avgs for a quick solution:

On 54 cameras, the dealer made a 20% profit and on 6 cameras, he made a 50% loss. Cost Price of 54 cameras:cost price of 6 cameras = 54:6 = 9:1

A photography dealer ordered 60 Model X cameras to be sold for $250 each, which represents a 20 percent markup over the dealer’s initial cost for each camera. Of the cameras ordered, 6 were never sold and were returned to the manufacturer for a refund of 50 percent of the dealer's initial cost. What was the dealer's approximate profit or loss as a percent of the dealer’s initial cost for the 60 cameras?

A. 7% loss B. 13% loss C. 7% profit D. 13% profit E. 15% profit

Use weighted avgs for a quick solution:

On 54 cameras, the dealer made a 20% profit and on 6 cameras, he made a 50% loss. Cost Price of 54 cameras:cost price of 6 cameras = 54:6 = 9:1

C1 and C2 represent the quantity which we want to average so they will be profit/loss here. C1 = 20% = .2 C2 = -50% (loss) = -.5 The weights, given by w1 and w2, are the cost prices. Cost Price of 54 cameras:cost price of 6 cameras = 54:6 = 9:1 So w1 =9 and w2 = 1