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## #1 2010-05-09 05:22:02

soroban
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## #2 2010-05-09 06:29:26

ZHero
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### Re: Selling apples

If two or more thoughts intersect, there has to be a point!

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## #3 2010-05-13 22:23:29

Qwerticianist
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### Re: Selling apples

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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## #4 2010-07-16 09:08:11

wintersolstice
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### Re: Selling apples

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)

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

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## #5 2010-07-18 22:06:08

Jeganee
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### Re: Selling apples

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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## #6 2010-07-21 22:01:13

jk22
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### Re: Selling apples

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.

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