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The cost price of $$m$$ articles is the same as the selling price of $$n$$ articles. If the profit is 200% then what is the value of $$n$$ in terms of $$m$$?

A. $$3m$$

B. $$\frac{3}{m}$$

C. $$2m$$

D. $$\frac{m}{2}$$

E. $$\frac{m}{3}$$

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Let x be the cost price per article
Let y be the selling price per article

—> mx= ny
my— mx = 2mx
my = 3mx
—> y = 3x

—> mx = 3nx
m = 3n
—>$$n= (\frac{m}{3})$$

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