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A store’s selling price of $2240 for a certain computer would yield a profit of 40 percent of the store’s cost for the computer. What selling price would yield a profit of 50 percent of the computer’s cost? (A)$2400
(B) $2464 (C)$2650
(D) $2732 (E)$2800
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1.4x = 2240
x=2240/1.4
so, 1.5X = 2240*1.5/1.4= 2400

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A store's selling price of $2,240 for a certain computer would yield a profit of 40 percent of the store's cost for the computer. What selling price would yield a profit of 50 percent of the computer's cost? A)$2,400
B) $2,464 C)$2,650
D) $2,732 E)$2,800
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Re: A store’s selling price of $2240 for a certain computer would yield a [#permalink] ### Show Tags 26 Jul 2016, 08:35 NandishSS wrote: A store's selling price of$2,240 for a certain computer would yield a profit of 40 percent of the store's cost for the computer. What selling price would yield a profit of 50 percent of the computer's cost?
A) $2,400 B)$2,464
C) $2,650 D)$2,732
E) $2,800 Merging topics. Please refer to the discussion above. _________________ Kudos [?]: 124692 [0], given: 12079 Director Joined: 26 Nov 2012 Posts: 584 Kudos [?]: 160 [0], given: 45 Re: A store’s selling price of$2240 for a certain computer would yield a [#permalink]

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NandishSS wrote:
A store's selling price of $2,240 for a certain computer would yield a profit of 40 percent of the store's cost for the computer. What selling price would yield a profit of 50 percent of the computer's cost? A)$2,400
B) $2,464 C)$2,650
D) $2,732 E)$2,800

CP = SP ( 100/100 + P%) => 2240(100/140) = 1600.

SP = CP (100 + P% / 100) => 1600(150/100) = 2400.

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Re: A store’s selling price of $2240 for a certain computer would yield a [#permalink] ### Show Tags 29 Jul 2016, 12:09 Nice Question. Here CP=x=> x(1+40/100)=2240=> x=1600 now 50%x=> 800 profit 800 => new SP = CP+P=2400 Smash A _________________ Give me a hell yeah ...!!!!! Kudos [?]: 806 [0], given: 595 Re: A store’s selling price of$2240 for a certain computer would yield a   [#permalink] 29 Jul 2016, 12:09
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