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A retailer sold an appliance for $80. If the retailer's gross profit on the appliance was 25 percent of the retailer's cost for the appliance, how many dollars was the retailer's gross profit? A.$10
B. $16 C.$20
D. $24 E.$25
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

Last edited by Bunuel on 03 Apr 2014, 08:37, edited 1 time in total.
Renamed the topic, edited the question, added the OA and moved to PS forum.

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A retailer sold an appliance for $80. If the retailer's gross profit on the appliance was 25 percent of the retailer's cost for the appliance, how many dollars was the retailer's gross profit? A. 10 B. 16 C. 20 D. 24 E. 25 B. GP = Selling price - cost = 80-x 80-x = 1/4x x = 64 GP = 80-64 = 16 Kudos [?]: 267 [0], given: 0 Senior Manager Joined: 09 Oct 2007 Posts: 463 Kudos [?]: 57 [0], given: 1 Re: Gross Profit PLEASE HELP [#permalink] ### Show Tags 04 Dec 2007, 23:37 goodglory wrote: A retailer sold an appliance for$80. If the retailer's gross profit on the appliance was 25 percent of the retailer's cost for the appliance, how many dollars was the retailer's gross profit?

1/5=.2, thus:
80*.2=16.0=B

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A retailer sold an appliance for $80. If the retailer's gross profit on the appliance was 25 percent of the retailer's cost for the appliance, how many dollars was the retailer's gross profit? A. 10 B. 16 C. 20 D. 24 E. 25 Profit= Revenue - Cost. .25C= 80 -C 1.25C=80 so 5/4C=80 4/5*80=C --> 64 So 80-64= Profit. B Kudos [?]: 538 [1], given: 0 Non-Human User Joined: 09 Sep 2013 Posts: 14796 Kudos [?]: 288 [0], given: 0 Re: A retailer sold an appliance for$80. If the retailer's [#permalink]

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80 has 25% profit included

Lets say product was obtained for x

$$\frac{125x}{100} = 80$$

x = 64

Profit earned = 80-64 = 16

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