







Calcul dun profil fictif 
20050929 

Mr madry loïc pose la question : je suis actuellement en formation pour devenir dessinateur projeteur en BTP ; je rencontre un problème vis à vis d'une égalité qui normalement devrait mettre acquise ( elle doit être issue de thalès ou de l'égalité des proportion ?) cependant, je n'arrive pas trouver le fondement de cette égalité. pourriez vous m'aider à éclaircir cette relation fondamentale afin de poursuivre mon étude sur le calcul de profil en travers (pour les travaux publics) . Claude Tardif lui répond. 





Percentage profit 
20200530 

jaheem pose la question : A shopkeeper buys an article for 80cents and sold it for $1. Calculate the percentage profit. Penny Nom lui répond. 





30% profit 
20200220 

Sidra pose la question : A car dealer bought a car for £7500 and sold it for 30% profit.
For how much did he sell the car? Penny Nom lui répond. 





3 months loss and then a profit 
20190302 

Ida pose la question : Let say, I have 10k of capital and I ran business for 4 months.
The first months i loss 50%, the second month i loss 50% and so do the third month.
The fourth month my profit is 50%
So can I calculate the balance of money that i have out of my capital? Penny Nom lui répond. 





Profit margin and markup 
20180118 

Oyewumi pose la question : Mr A sold a car to Mr B at 20% profit margin and Mr B sold the car to Mr C at 30% markup on cost. If Mr C got the car at $x.
1. How much did Mr A buy the car in terms of x.
2. How much did Mr A buy the car if x is $2800000 Penny Nom lui répond. 





Profit and loss on two shirts 
20161206 

Mahesh pose la question : A man purchases one shirt and one TShirt for Rs. 6000. He sells the shirt at a profit of 20% and TShirt at a loss of 10%, as a result he gains 2% on whole transaction. what is the cost price of the TShirt ? Penny Nom lui répond. 





Profit 
20160615 

Toyia pose la question : 12.87 profit from 21.99 sale. What is the percentage that was taken off the 21.99 Penny Nom lui répond. 





The amount before profit and overhead 
20150612 

kelly pose la question : I have an existing amount of $22,750.00. this includes the profit at 10% and overhead at 10%.
How do I remove the profit and overhead in order to come up with the original starting figure? Penny Nom lui répond. 





A word problem 
20150508 

JAMES pose la question : A businessman bought a number of similar articles for a total of sh. 6000. Three of the articles turned out to be defective with no resale value. He sold the remaining articles at 12.5% each above the cost price making a total profit of sh 480. How many articles had he bought? Penny Nom lui répond. 





Selling items at a reduced price 
20150109 

Kent pose la question : I have an item I sell for $19.95 and make a profit of $10.97 for each sale.
If I reduce the price to $14.97, my profit is $5.99 each sale.
Is there a formula to determine how many more I would need to sell
at $5.99 per sale to make the same net cash (profit) as selling at $10.97 per sale? Penny Nom lui répond. 





30% profit 
20141205 

Lyn pose la question : I would like to know a formula that I would use on a standard calculator to calculate a 30% profit margin on an item.
If I purchased an item at $7.70 how would I calculate 30% profit for me, not just 30% mark up? Penny Nom lui répond. 





Ratios ond percents 
20140813 

aswathi pose la question : if the ratio of cost price and selling price of an article is be as 10:11,the percentage of profit is Tyler Wood lui répond. 





Profit 
20140614 

roudha pose la question : find the profit of one item if it was bought for AED 180 and sold for
AED 275. assume that the additional costs are AED 25 . Penny Nom lui répond. 





Profit and loss 
20140429 

Anoushka pose la question : A man sells two tables of the same price. On one he makes a profit of 10 percent and on the other he suffers a loss of 10 percent.Find his loss or gain percent on the whole transaction. Robert Dawson lui répond. 





What was the selling price? 
20140425 

Con pose la question : Apple built 40 32GB wifi iPads, gave away two in a contest, and sold the rest at two times the manufacturing price. If the company's total profit was $10,782, what is the selling price of one of these iPads? Penny Nom lui répond. 





Three investment partners sharing the profit 
20140222 

Ayatullah pose la question : Hello;
We are three partners and bought a property at 2050000 and sold at 2300000.
Details of investment of the partners
X= 1500000
Y= 400000
Z = 150000
My questions are
1) How could i calculate percentage of investment of each partner?
2) How could i deduct 30% commission from each partner in profit?
3) How could i distribute the profit amongst the partners?
Thanks in advance Penny Nom lui répond. 





Profit as a percentage 
20140104 

Dane pose la question : If i brought a card for £5 and sold it for £10 what is my profit percentage? 50% or 100% Penny Nom lui répond. 





25% profit 
20140102 

Finn pose la question : Hello,
The question is all about buyandsell business.
Problem:
Pencil  $6 for whole sale price
$8 if I sell the item
How do I get the 25% profit? (you can change the whole sale price and the retail price[if i sell the item])
if I buy the pencil at 24 pieces and sell it at 24 pieces. Penny Nom lui répond. 





Price, revenue and profit 
20130922 

lorraine pose la question : What price maximizes revenue? What price maximizes profit?
The only data I'm given is total output, total revenue, and total cost.
I'm not sure how to set up a formula Penny Nom lui répond. 





Profit margin 
20130506 

Arron pose la question : I have the retail price of $45.50. This price reflects a gross profit margin of 47%. How do I calculate the original cost of the item? Penny Nom lui répond. 





A markup followed by a discount 
20130323 

edward pose la question : A shopkeeper marks his goods to gain 35%. He allows 10% discount for cash payment. What is his profit percent when he sells the goods for cash? Penny Nom lui répond. 





Percent profit: State exam question 
20130312 

tony pose la question : which is the correct way to figure 30% profit?
1)
1000 product
500 labor
50 permit
1550 total cost
1550x1.3=2015
2)
1000 product
500 labor
50 permit
1550 total cost
1.3=.7
1550/.7=2214 Harley Weston lui répond. 





state exam question 
20130312 

tony pose la question : which is the correct way to figure 30% profit?
1)
1000 product
500 labor
50 permit
1550 total cost
1550x1.3=2015
2)
1000 product
500 labor
50 permit
1550 total cost
1.3=.7
1550/.7=2214 Harley Weston lui répond. 





Your profit should be 20% of your cost 
20130221 

anis pose la question : if the customer says your profit should be 20% of your cost..
1) my selling value should be cost +20% of cost = SP
or
2)cost / 0.80 = SP which is correct...if the second answer is right how should i justify my customer Penny Nom lui répond. 





Maximize profit 
20130119 

Chris pose la question : A firm has the following total revenue and total cost function.
TR=100x2x^2
TC=1/3x^35x^2+30x
Where x=output
Find the output level to minimize profit and the level of profit achieved at this output. Penny Nom lui répond. 





How much should I price the earrings? 
20121113 

Sharon pose la question : I want to sell some earrings and make a $12.00 profit on them I have to pay a
35% commission on them. How much should I price the earrings? Penny Nom lui répond. 





Profit 
20121005 

kathie pose la question : find the profit income is $500 expenses $120 Penny Nom lui répond. 





Profit and discount 
20120924 

ally pose la question : A wholesaler purchased a wheat for $150 per tonne.He sold it at $170 per tonne.Calculate the percentage profit to (1 decimal place)if the wholesaler offered a 12% discount on the selling price.What could be the new selling price? Penny Nom lui répond. 





A profit of 35% 
20120907 

Jack pose la question : If a product cost me $10.00 and I want a profit of 35% what is my sell price? How do I figure the sale price to make a 35% profit on the sale? Penny Nom lui répond. 





John's electronic store 
20120725 

Jora pose la question : Electronic Store
John opened an electronic store in December. During his first month,
He sold 10 LCD TVs and 20 Plasma TVs. His income during that
month was $12800. In January, he sold 25 LCD TVs and 40 Plasma
TVs for an income of $27600.
In February he projects to sell 30 LCD TVs and 50 Plasma TVs.
If John expenses are $28900 in February, how much money will he
have after paying the expenses? Penny Nom lui répond. 





Sharing the profit 
20120514 

Mafiza pose la question : A and B started a business by investing $6000 and $8000 respectively. At the end of the year, a profit of $2100 is made. How much amount will A get as his share of profit? Penny Nom lui répond. 





Profit as a percent 
20120414 

Anson pose la question : The cost price of a CD is $50 and its marked price is $105. If the
selling price is $88, find the profit percent. Penny Nom lui répond. 





An increase/decrease in profit 
20120313 

Thanikasalam pose la question : It is understood that increase/decrease in profit for current year compared to the previous year is done by the formula (xy)/y, with x=profit on current year and y=profit on previous year. How do we derive this formula?
If we work on this formula of calculating increase/decrease in profit, we get x/y1
* = (xy)/y
= x/y  y/y
= x/y  1
How do you justify the 1 in the equation above. How to derive the formula and how do i prove it? Penny Nom lui répond. 





What was the cost price of the article? 
20111110 

tashana pose la question : By selling an article for $320,the profit was 20% of the cost price.what was the cost price of the article. Penny Nom lui répond. 





Dividing the profits 
20110419 

Tracy pose la question : I need to know how to come up with the answers to the following problems. I need to be able to show my work. So can you help me on how to come up with the answers to questions like these. Thanks.
Three individuals form a partnership and agree to divide the profits equally. X invests
$9,000, Y invests $7,000, Z invests $4,000. If the profits are $4,800, how much less
does x receive compared to having the profits divided in proportion to the amounts
invested by X, Y, and Z?
In printing an article of 48,000 words, a printer decides to use two sizes of type. Using the
larger type, a printed page contains 1,800 words. Using a smaller type, a page contains
2,400 words. The article is allotted 21 full pages in a magazine. How many pages must be
in smaller type? ___________
thank you Penny Nom lui répond. 





Administration costs and profit 
20110405 

brian pose la question : Hi , If I have direct job costs of $100. and my administration is 20 % and I want to make a 15 % profit , how would I calculate the administration and profit and what would be the total of each be and also the final total?
Thanks,
Brian Penny Nom lui répond. 





I need to make $1000 profit 
20110328 

Kat pose la question : I need to make $1000 profit selling plants for $3 each. My direct cost is $2 per plant and my overhead is $5oo. How many pots (plants = 1 per pot) do I need to make $1000? Penny Nom lui répond. 





Profit as a percentage 
20110117 

Connie pose la question : I am trying to determine the profit margin on selected items.
ex: A bottle of juice costs me $.70, I sell it at $3.75. How can I determine what my profit percentage is? Penny Nom lui répond. 





Profit as a percent 
20101219 

gaurav pose la question : In the following, which calculation is right to calculate the profit percent.
if profit is 20% 100*1.2 = 120
if profit is 20% 100/0.8 = 125? Penny Nom lui répond. 





A 35% profit 
20101119 

Ana pose la question : You have a stamp collection and make a 35% profit by selling it on EBay for $2700. Find the original cost of the collection by using the formula:New value × 100 / 100 + percent change = Original value Stephen La Rocque lui répond. 





I want to make a 50% profit 
20101029 

Debbie pose la question : If my cost on an item is $32.00 and I want to make a 50% profit What would the retail be? Penny Nom lui répond. 





20% profit on the selling price 
20100924 

ata pose la question : My cost is 100 and I want to make 20% profit on my selling price (not 20% of the cost). So, what should be calculation formula? Let's say my cost is 493.71 and I want to make 53.28% profit on the selling price; so how to determine the selling price? Penny Nom lui répond. 





A fruit seller 
20100731 

Nazrul pose la question : 5% of total number of fruits of a fruit seller has been rotten and also 5% of them has been damaged during transportation. What is the percentage profit by which he sells the rest so that he profit 20% as a whole? Penny Nom lui répond. 





Selling price, cost and profit 
20100622 

Alex pose la question : The profit on a certain television set is 16.5% of the cost price. If the profit is $330,
Find:
a) the cost price
b)the selling price of the television Penny Nom lui répond. 





Profit 
20100421 

joyann pose la question : a Raleigh road runner 16" unisex bike which cost $892 was sold for $1052.56 calculate
A. the profit made on the bike
B. the percentage profit Penny Nom lui répond. 





15% profit 
20100221 

daviann pose la question : calculate the cost price,given
selling price=$304
percentage profit=15%
what is the answer? Penny Nom lui répond. 





Profit increase from 10% to 15% 
20100103 

taha pose la question : A shopkeeper sold a pen for $13.20 to a make a profit 10 percent.In order to earn a profit of 15 percent,he should have sold it for? Penny Nom lui répond. 





Maximize profit 
20091114 

Willie pose la question : Profit is the difference between Total Revenue and Total Cost.
Therefore, to MAXIMIZE PROFIT you must maximize Total Revenue.
True or False? Explain answer. Penny Nom lui répond. 





Selling fish 
20090722 

Hemantee pose la question : A fishmonger bought 150kg of fish. he sold 70%of it at the price of Rs90 per kg and the rest at Rs 75 per kg. he made a profit of 42.5 per cent. how much did he pay for the fish. Penny Nom lui répond. 





Profit as a percentage 
20090715 

Jay pose la question : If I buy an item for $3.00 and sell it for $6.00. What is my percentage of profit? Penny Nom lui répond. 





Profit margin 
20090526 

andreya pose la question : what is the profit margin of a business that spends $200 in order to make $1000 Penny Nom lui répond. 





Maximum profit 
20090511 

Sally pose la question : a manufacturer of dresses charges $90 per dress up to 100 units and the average production cost is $60 per dress. to encourage larger orders the company will drop the price per dress by .10 for orders in excess of 100. I need to find the largest order the company should allow with the special discount to realize maximum profit. Harley Weston lui répond. 





Profit as a percent 
20090326 

Danny pose la question : If I have something that cost me .38 and I want to sell it for $1.00 what is my profit % on this item Robert Dawson lui répond. 





The optimal retail price for a cake 
20090325 

Shawn pose la question : Your neighbours operate a successful bake shop. One of their specialties is a cream covered cake. They buy them from a supplier for $6 a cake. Their store sells 200 a week for $10 each. They can raise the price, but for every 50cent increase, 7 less cakes are sold. The supplier is unhappy with the sales, so if less than 165 cakes are sold, the cost of the cakes increases to $7.50. What is the optimal retail price per cake, and what is the bakeshop's total weekly profit? Robert Dawson lui répond. 





How much did the statue originally cost him? 
20090206 

Debra pose la question : Jim is able to sell a handcarved statue for $670 which was a 35% profit over his cost. How much ded he statue originally cost him? Penny Nom lui répond. 





Calculating markup 
20090203 

Tonya pose la question : I'm trying to figure out the formula for the following, I have a product that I want to receive a certain profit, but with this product I also have to pay a percentage of commission to someone. I need to know how to calculate my new selling price taking into account the markup percentage, but I don't want my cut to be lowered. I have calculated the markup percentage to get my new selling price with the commission, but it lowers my cut once I pay the commission and I don't want it to do that. Thanks Penny Nom lui répond. 





A Tshirt fundraiser 
20090111 

Andre pose la question : Lou's class is selling Tshirts for a fundraiser. The supplier charges 750$ for the initial design and the setup plus 5$ for each imprinted shirt. The students sell the shirts for 15$ each.
a)How many Tshirts do the students need to sell to break even?
b)How much profit will the students make if they sell 150 shirts? Harley Weston lui répond. 





30% profit 
20090106 

bob pose la question : this is a basic question that I just can't get thru my head.
I know all my cost for a product, if I want to sell at a given profit can I divide by a given
number, example for 30 % divide by .7 or do I multiply?
Is there a simple answer for this? Sure would make my work a lot easier.
Thank you for your time
Puzzled in Ohio Penny Nom lui répond. 





Profit as a percentage 
20081121 

Nomar pose la question : Cost Price is $ 556,109.64 and Selling price is $ 1,020,936.00, What is the Profit Percentage? Harley Weston lui répond. 





How much does Luc pay for his tools?? 
20081020 

imran pose la question : Luc makes $1 profit on each tool he sells. Marc makes a $2 profit while paying $5 less for his tools than Luc. Marc thus makes $6 more profit for every $100 invested. How much does Luc pay for his tools?? Penny Nom lui répond. 





Profit as a percentage 
20080708 

ANNORIS pose la question : Question from annoris, a student:
How to calculate percent of profits using step by step division formula.
I know how to get the profit.
Selling cost was $15.00
Cost amount was $10.00
Total profits its $ 5.00.
But i do not know how to get the percent because i dont know how to divide to well . Can you helppppppp me ? Penny Nom lui répond. 





A net profit of 4% on a sales volume of $100 million 
20080707 

Muriel pose la question : If a firm has a net profit of 4% on a sales volume of $100 million and the
company has instituted logistics programs that result in cost savings of
$1 million, what equivalent sales increase would be required to equal such
a cost savings?
What I do know is that the net profit % has increased from 4% to 5% and
the profit has gone from $4,000,000 to $5,000,000 but I have no idea what
the formula is to figure out how much sales would have to increase to
result in that same profit. Janice Cotcher lui répond. 





30% profit 
20080619 

Julie pose la question : how do i calculate the price per person that will return a 30% profit on the sales revenue generated? Penny Nom lui répond. 





Selling price 
20080510 

Roxane pose la question : I'm trying to figure out the formula for the following, I have a product that
I want to receive a certain profit margin, but with this product I also have
to pay a percentage of commission to someone. I need to know how to
calculate my new selling price taking into account the markup percentage, but
I don't want my gross margin to be lowered. I have calculated the markup
percentage to get my new selling price with the commission, but it lowers
my profit margin once I pay the commission and I don't want it to do that. Penny Nom lui répond. 





How many presses should be used? 
20080504 

Sarah pose la question : Hi! I am in Calculus and this problem is on my study guide and i just cant figure it out!?
A printing company had eight presses, each of which can print 300 copies per hour. It costs $5.00 to set up each press for a run and 12.5+6n dollars to run n presses for an hour. How many presses should be used to print 6000 copies most profitably? Let h equal the number of hours used to print the 6000 copies. Harley Weston lui répond. 





The profit was what percent of the cost? 
20080229 

sierra pose la question : The profit was what percent of the cost?
Here is some more of that whole problem.
Selling Price$26.60
Discount$6.65
Sale Price after the Discount$19.95
The Profit$5.95 Penny Nom lui répond. 





What percent profit is this? 
20080207 

Vanessa pose la question : Mrs Henderson buys a chair for $215.00 and later sell the chair for $336.00 what percent
profit is this? Penny Nom lui répond. 





Total profit 
20080203 

Rhonda pose la question : I help to manage a concession stand. We sell a variety of items. Some have a profit of 60%, some 80%, etc. We have done nothing scientific to choose our prices. We just try to stay in the ballpark of schools around us. Our administrator wants to pay those that run the concession stand a percent of what is in the cash box after startup money is taken out. We have some gathered some data (not much) on how many of each item we sell and can certainly calculate percent profit. Is the profit for the entire concession stand a weighed average? I'm thinking (% profit on candy)(number candy sold) + (percent profit nachos)(number nachos sold) + (percent profit pop)(number pop sold), etc. Will this work? Does the AMOUNT of profit for these different items need to be figuredin? Hmmm. . . Victoria West and Harley Weston lui répond. 





Profit percentage (markup and margin) 
20071218 

Laura pose la question : If my husband says he sold $11,000 worth of tools and made $1400 on the deal, what is the percent of profit? Stephen La Rocque lui répond. 





How many houses must they paint? 
20071212 

Natalie pose la question : The question is: Four boys work together,painting houses for the summer.For each house they paint they get 256 pounds.
If they work for four months of the summer and their expenses are 152
pounds per a month, how many houses must they paint for each of them
to have one thousand pounds at the end of the summer? Penny Nom lui répond. 





Maximize his profit 
20071112 

apoorva pose la question : During the summer months Terry makes and sells necklaces on the beach. Last summer he sold the necklaces for $10 each and his sales averaged 20 per day. When he increased the price by $1, he found that he lost two sales per day.
a. Find the demand function, assuming it is linear.
b. If the material for each necklace costs Terry $6, what should the selling price be to maximize his profit? Penny Nom lui répond. 





Maximize profit 
20071022 

Dina pose la question : A meat market purchases steak from a local meat packinghouse. The meat is purchased on Monday at a price of $2 per pound, and the meat market sells the steak for $3 per pound. Any steak left over at the end of the week is sold to a local Zoo for $0.50 per pound. The demand for steak and the probabilities of occurrence are as follows:
Demand Probability
20 10%
21 10%
22 15%
23 20%
24 20%
25 15%
26 10%
Determine the amount of stock to maximize the profit. Draw the graph and explain. Penny Nom lui répond. 





Maximizing profits II 
20071005 

a student pose la question : Suppose there are three firms with the same demand function. The function is Q=100040P. Each firm also a a cost function.
Firm 1: 4000+5Q,
Firm 2: 3000+5Q,
Firm 3: 3000+7Q.
What price should each firm charge if it wants to maximize profits. Harley Weston lui répond. 





Maximizing profit 
20071005 

a student pose la question : Use the following equation to demonstrate how a firm that produces at MR=MC can also maximize its total profit. The equations to use are
P=1705Q
TC=40+50Q+5Q^2 Harley Weston lui répond. 





Twenty dining tables 
20070813 

priya pose la question : Utkarsh bought 20 dining tables for Rs 120000 and sold these at a profit equal to the S.P of 4 dining tables.Find the S.P of one dining table.(give the answer in statements) Stephen La Rocque lui répond. 





Splitting the profits unequally 
20070627 

Maci pose la question : We recently hosted a fundraiser.
Not everyone will receive a whole share of the profits
because they did not participate the entire time.
Several will receive only 1/2 or 1/3 share.
How do I divide the profits? Stephen La Rocque lui répond. 





Selling price and revenue 
20070624 

nick pose la question : hello, this is my first time asking for help from this website in which by the way, i think is great for everyone. My question is as follows... the relationship between the selling price of a sleeping bag, s dollars, and the revenue at that selling price, r(s) dollars is represented by the function: r(s)= 10s^2+1500s
evaluate, interpret, and compare: a) r(29.95) Stephen La Rocque and Penny Nom lui répond. 





Fractions, decimals and profit 
20070529 

fatima pose la question : how can i change a fraction into a decimal and how do i change a
decimal into a fraction................
anther question please what does making a profit have
to do with percentage change!!!!!! Penny Nom lui répond. 





How much did it originally cost? 
20070404 

Megan pose la question : My question is simple:
"Jim is able to sell a handcarved statue for $650 which was a 35% profit over his cost. How much did ie originally cost?"
I don't even know where to start could you help? Penny Nom lui répond. 





How to calculate margin of profit???? 
20070203 

A student pose la question : If cost price is Rs. 100/ and our selling price is 139/. I want to know the gross profit & how much margin in this???? Penny Nom lui répond. 





Maximizing profit 
20070123 

Denise pose la question : Total Profit= Total RevenueTotal Cost P(x)=R(x)C(x) Where x is the number of units sold. Find the maximum profit and the number of units that must be sold in order to get that profit. R(x)=5x C(x)=.001x^2+1.2x+60 Stephen La Rocque lui répond. 





Percentages 
20061123 

Hyaqcinth pose la question : I just do not understand percentages...if the cost of a product is $1.20, how can I make a profit of 55% ? how do I calculate this problem? Stephen La Rocque lui répond. 





Profit margin 
20061122 

Kris pose la question : I just started a new sales position and need to calculate profit margins based on my cost of a given product. For example I have a piece of equipment that costs me $102,077.73. I need to figure a profit margin of 18% from cost to arrive at my sale price. What is the best way to do this? Penny Nom lui répond. 





Profit margin 
20061104 

Beverly pose la question : Our costs to make a product is $73.00. We want to sell this product and make a 30 percent profit margin. What is the selling price? What is the simple formula to follow? Is there a chart we can go to that shows us these percentage of profit breakdowns Penny Nom lui répond. 





Selling Price using Profit Margin 
20061029 

Chris pose la question : What is the selling price of my inventory, find using the profit margin? Inventory A costs $2,300. The profit margin is 55% Inventory B cost is $4,500. The profit margin is 210%. Penny Nom lui répond. 





How much labor should the firm employ? 
20061028 

Christy pose la question : A dressmaking firm has a production function of Q=LL(squared)/800. Q is the number of dresses per week and L is the number of labor hours per week. Additional cost of hiring an extra hour of labor is $20. The fixed selling price is P=$40. How much labor should the firm employ? What is the resulting output and profit? I am having a difficult time with this, HELP! Stephen La Rocque lui répond. 





How many items must the company produce to begin to make a profit? 
20060924 

Devon pose la question : The profit a manufacturing company makes can be found using the formula
P=120n  n^2  2200
How many items must the company produce to begin to make a profit? Stephen La Rocque lui répond. 





What is the original cost? 
20060419 

Charlie pose la question : Selling a piece of furniture for $670 and the profit is 35%. What is the original cost? Stephen La Rocque lui répond. 





What is the cost price? 
20060414 

Purushotham pose la question : If the selling price is 120 and the profit is 20%, what is the cost price? Stephen La Rocque lui répond. 





Gross profit as a percentage 
20060318 

Mark pose la question : How do I calculate the gross profit by percentage on and a product I purchased for $23.80 marked up 45% sold for $34.51 = profit of $10.71 GP by percentage???????? Penny Nom lui répond. 





Profit 
20060311 

Wendy pose la question : If I have a product I have bought for 33.58 and I mark it up by 30% sell at 43.65 how do I work out the gross profit. Penny Nom lui répond. 





Profit 
20060225 

Vernessa pose la question : ABC company wants to sell enough products to earn a profit of $40,000, if unit sales are $10 and variable costs $8 , fixed cost $80,000 how many units must be sold to earn a profit of $40,000. Penny Nom lui répond. 





Victor's profit 
20060213 

Millie pose la question : victor is trying to make money buying and selling cars. he saved up and buys a car for $2500 and then sells it for $4327.he then buys another car using 2/3 of his profit and sells it for twice what he paid for it. how much money did victor make during these transactions? Steve La Rocque lui répond. 





Our client wants to make 25% from their sale... 
20060124 

Noelle pose la question : I need to figure out how to figure pricing for our clients. If our client wants to make 25% from their sale and they purchase it from me for $35.95, how do I figure what their cost is? Penny Nom lui répond. 





Profit of more than 100% of cost 
20050622 

sam pose la question : I know I can work out what percentage profit I am making by : profit/cost x 100, and I can work out up to 99% profit (the way I currently calculate it is profit x 1.99) But how do I work out any amount over 100%, say for instance I have something that costs me $0.52 that I wish to sell for 250% profit? Penny Nom lui répond. 





20% profit 
20050612 

Shawn pose la question : If I know that I will be paid, say, $150.00, for labor, and I want to make
20% profit on what I pay for the labor, what is the calculation and factoring
process?
I see it like this
(x*.2)+x = 150
but I don't know how to factor it out from there. Penny Nom lui répond. 





40% profit 
20050419 

Carol pose la question : Could you please tell me the formula to calculate for example a 25% profit on cost.
I.e a sandwich cost .75p for the cost of ingredients, I wish to make a 40% profit on that cost so what do I multiply and divide it by to arrive at the selling price in order to achieve a 40% profit? Penny Nom lui répond. 





Profit 
20050110 

Abraham pose la question : The profit a coat manufacturer makes each day is modeled by the equation P(x)=x2+120x2000, where P is the profit and x is the price for each coat sold.For what values of x does the company make a profit?
I don 't understand this problem(how to do it) and hope you can help me. Penny Nom lui répond. 





Maximize income 
20041024 

Connie pose la question : A company that sells x units of a product generates an income (I, in dollars) which is a function of x. The income generated is described by the equation
I = (1/2)x^2 + 100x.
Discuss how to determine the number of units that must be sold so that the company can maximize its income. What is the maximum income? Penny Nom lui répond. 





Profit, markup and discount 
20040222 

Kick pose la question : Using the calculation on your website, if I sell something for $885 and my cost is $296, I make $589 profit. How do I calculate the profit percent I made on that transaction?
Profit as a percentage of what it cost me?
Profit as a percentage of what I sold it for?
Penny Nom lui répond. 





Profit 
20040212 

Mohamed pose la question : if i bought some thing with 100$ and the saller told me that his profit was 30% how can i know the actual price of the good Penny Nom lui répond. 





Room and board fees 
20031129 

Jennifer pose la question : A certain university wishes to determine room and board fees for the next academic year. For the current year, the fee is $3600 per student and 1800 students are living in the residence halls. Past data suggests that for every $300 increase in the semester fee, 200 fewer students will choose to live in the dorms. There are also costs to the university associated with the residence halls. The fixed costs total $2,000,000 per semester. the variable costs are currently $1000 per student but will fall $100 per student for each decrease of 100 students. Your task is to help the university determine the optimal fee. Assume linear relationships between the number of students and the fee and between the number of students and the cost per student Penny Nom lui répond. 





Markup, profit and margin 
20031124 

Ali pose la question : I have question regarding Margins, Markups and Profit
Purchase price = $ 10.00
Margin or Markup ?? = 40 %
Therefore Selling Price = 10/0.6 = $ 16.67
Profit ? = (16.6710)/10 *100 = 66.67%
or is the profit = (16.6710)/16.67*100 = 40 %
Can you please clarify What is Margin, Markup and Profit Penny Nom lui répond. 





Profit margin 
20030903 

Chet pose la question :
My salesman calculates a customers profit margin by dividing what the customer paid by what he sells for, then subtracting that answer from 1. For example a customer sells a product for $15. He bought it for $10. 15/10=.66 Subtract that from 1 and get a profit % of 33% Here's my question: If I want to figure what a reseller will sell a product for if he wants 40% margin(by the technique above), what formula do I use? Let's say I want to sell a product for 8.50, and I want the reseller to make 40% Penny Nom lui répond. 





Profit for a dance studio 
20030428 

Craig pose la question : A dance studio charges $80 per student for a series of 2 hour lessons. The studio's costs are $30 per hour for the instructor, $15 per lesson for the room rental, and $3 per student for miscellaneous expenses. If x is the number of students enrolled in the class, express the studio's profit P(x) in terms of x. Find the profit if 10 students are enrolled in the class. Penny Nom lui répond. 





Sole Mates Shoes 
20020819 

Robert pose la question : Sole Mates Shoes has expenses of $9,592 per month. What must the store's total income be if it is to make a profit of 12%? Penny Nom lui répond. 





Calculate profit 
20020413 

Allison pose la question : If I sell something for $75; and my cost is $40, I make $35 profit. How do I calculate the profit percent I made on that transaction? Penny Nom lui répond. 





Maximize profit 
20010509 

Brian pose la question : The marginal cost for a certain product is given by MC = 6x+60 and the fixed costs are $100. The marginal revenue is given by MR = 1802x. Find the level of production that will maximize profit and find the profit or loss at that level. Harley Weston lui répond. 





Delivering firwood 
20010220 

Jackie pose la question : Two college students earn extra money on weekends by delivering firwood in thier pickup truck. They have found that they can sell x cords per weekend at a price of p dollars per cord, where x=753/5 p. The students buy the firewood from a supplier who charges them C dollars for x cords to the equation C=500+15 x+1/5 x^{2}.
a) find a function f such that P=f(p), where P dollars is the profit per weekend for the students if they charge p dollars per cord.
b)find the profit P dollars if p=$95 Penny Nom lui répond. 





64.5% profit 
20010112 

Ethel pose la question : IF I PURCHASE AN ITEM FOR $2.00 AND I WANT TO RESELL IT WITH A MARGIN OF GROSS PROFIT OF 64.5% WHAT FORMULA DO I USE TO ARRIVE AT THAT RESELL FIGURE? Penny Nom lui répond. 





Pillows and Cushions 
20000927 

Fiona pose la question :
The following problem was given to grade eleven algebra students as a homework assignment. To manufacture cushions and pillows, a firm uses two machines A and B. The time required on each machine is shown. Machine A is available for one full shift of 9.6 hours. Machine B is available for parts of two shifts for a total of 10.5 hours each day. Harley Weston lui répond. 

