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A merchant made a profit of $5 on the sale of a sweater that cost the merchant $15. What is the profit expressed as a percent of the merchant’s cost?

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Re: A merchant made a profit of $5 on the sale of a sweater that [#permalink] New post 12 Sep 2017, 13:25
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Actually, the question is asking you $5 = x/100 of $15

33% is the answer
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Re: A merchant made a profit of $5 on the sale of a sweater that [#permalink] New post 22 May 2018, 07:31
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A merchant made a profit of $5 on the sale of a sweater that cost the merchant $15. What is the profit expressed as a percent of the merchant’s cost?

Give your answer to the nearest whole percent.

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33 %


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Profit = $5
Merchant's cost = $15

So, the question is asking: $5 is what percent of $15?
Another way to say this is: 5/15 = what percent?
Well, 5/15 = 1/3 = 0.333333....
So, 5/15 = 33.333333....%

We're told to round our answer to the nearest whole percent.
So, the nearest whole percent is 33%

Answer: 33

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Re: eh? [#permalink] New post 25 Aug 2020, 11:05
This makes it seem as though the merchant purchased the sweater at $15, sold it for $20, and made a profit of $5 off of it. Does the wording not seem bad here?
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Re: eh? [#permalink] New post 25 Aug 2020, 11:06
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This makes it seem as though the merchant purchased the sweater at $15, sold it for $20, and made a profit of $5 off of it. Does the wording not seem bad here?


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