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**soroban****Member**- Registered: 2007-03-09
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**ZHero****Real Member**- Registered: 2008-06-08
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If two or more thoughts intersect, there has to be a point!

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**Qwerticianist****Member**- Registered: 2010-05-13
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Think it's because when selling two Cortlands together with three Macs, the supply of Macs is exhausted before the Cortlands, so the 10 leftover Cortlands are sold for a lower average price. Effectively the 10 Cortlands earn him 2 * $2 = $4 , when they should really be earning him 5 * $1 = $5.

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**wintersolstice****Real Member**- Registered: 2009-06-06
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perhaps another way to look at it:

not

which is how the man sold them

*Last edited by wintersolstice (2010-07-16 09:10:11)*

Why did the chicken cross the Mobius Band?

To get to the other ...um...!!!

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**Jeganee****Member**- Registered: 2010-07-18
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Hi,

Initially Each 5 fruit contains 3Mac and 2 Cortland

After sold the 50 -fruits,he got $20 revenue.

Now

Mac count s = 0

Cortland count is =10

If he sold 2 cortland per $1 then he will get $5 Revenue then total revenue is $25.

But still he is selling set of 5 fruits (5 cortlands for $2 dollar). Instead of selling 4 cortland for $2 ,he s selling 5 cortland for $2 so he losing revenue of $2when he sold last 2 set of 5 fruits.

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**jk22****Member**- Registered: 2010-06-14
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Hi, nice to meet you.

can we say : to be sold 60 apples at 25$,

6 apples at 2.50$ (or 5 at 2.083$, since 25$/12 non equals 2)

3 at 1.25$ but then w/o caring about the sort of apples.

*Last edited by jk22 (2010-07-21 22:07:13)*

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