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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Hi bobbym,

The solutions #5052 and #5053 are correct. Neat work!

#5054. A person incurs 5% loss by selling a watch for $1140 At what price should the watch be sold to earn 5% profit?

#5055. A book was sold for $27.50 with a profit of 10%. If it were sold for $25.75, then what would have been the percentage of profit of loss?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Hi bobbym,

The solutions #5054 and #5055 are correct. Excellent!

#5056. The cost price of 21 articles is equal to selling price of 18 articles. Find the gain of loss percent.

#5057. By selling 33 meters of cloth, one gains the selling price of 11 meters. Find the gain percent.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Hi bobbym,

The solution #5056 is perfect. Neat job!

#5058. A man bought toffees at 3 for a dollar. How many for a dollar must he sell to gain 50%?

#5059. A grocer purchased 80 kilograms of sugar at $13.50 per kilogram and mixed it with 120 kilograms sugar at $16.00 per kilogram. At what rate should he sell the mixture to gain 16%?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi ganesh;

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

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**Denominator****Member**- Registered: 2009-11-23
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Heya ganesh!

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**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Hi ShivamS, bobbym and Denominator,

Awesome, bobbym and Denominator!

#5060. If the manufacturer gains 10%, the wholesale dealer 15% and the retailer 25%, then find the cost of production of a table, the retail price of which is $1265?

#5061. Monica purchased a pressure cooker at

th of its selling price and sold it at 8% more than its selling price. Find her gain percent.Character is who you are when no one is looking.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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Hi ganesh,

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**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Hi bobbym and ShivamS,

The solutions #5060 and #5061 are correct. Brilliant, bobbym!

The solutions #5058, #5059, #5060, and #5061 are correct. Extraordinary performance, ShivamS!

#5062. A man sells an article at a profit of 25%. Had he bought it at 20% less and sold it for $10.50 less, he would have gained 30%. Find the cost price of the article.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

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**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Hi bobbym and ShivamS,

The solution #5062 is correct. Brilliant, bobbym and ShivamS!

#5063. The price of a jewel, passing through three hands, rises on the whole by 65%. If the first and the second sellers earned 20% and 25% profit respectively, find the percentage profit earned by the third seller.

#5064. A man sold two flats for $675,958 each. On one he gains 16% while on the other, he loses 16%. How much does he gain or lose in the whole transaction?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

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**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Hi bobbym,

The solutions #5063 and #5064 are correct. Marvelous!

#5065. A dealer sold three-fourth of his articles at a gain of 20% and the remaining at cost price. Find the gain earned by him in the whole transaction.

#5066. After getting two successive discounts, a shirt with a list price of $150 is available at $105. If the second discount is 12.5%, find the first discount.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

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**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Hi bobbym,

The solutions #5065 and #5066 are correct. Brilliant, bobbym!

#5067. An illiterate retailer marks his goods at 50% above the cost price and thinking that he will still make 25% profit, offers a discount of 25% on the marked price. What is his actual profit on the sales?

#5068. When a producer allows 36% commission on the retail price of his product, he earns a profit of 8.8%. What would be his profit percent if the commission is reduced by 24%?

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**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Hi bobbym and ShivamS,

#5069. Alfred buys an old motorbike for $4700 and spends $800 on its repairs. If he sells the motorbike for $5800, what is his gain percent?

#5070. A shopkeeper purchased 70 kilograms of potatoes for $420 and sold the whole lot at the rate of $6.50 per kilogram. What will be his gain percent?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

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**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Hi bobbym,

The solutions #5067, #5069, and #5070 are correct. Remarkable!

I think I have the worded the problem #5068 wrongly. I hope the explanation is clear now.

*#5068. When a producer allows 36% commission on the retail price of his product, he earns a profit of 8.8%. What would be his profit percent if the commission is reduced to 24%?*

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi ganesh;

My back is very bad and I need to lay down flat on the floor for awhile to stop the pain. I am sorry, I will do the problem as soon as I can sit.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

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**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Hi bobbym,

Wish you a speedy recovery. Take rest.

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