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A computer company gives a discount of 10% on a new piece of software. If it makes a profit of 9%, what percent does the marked price exceed the cost price?

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8.1%

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how did you come up with that answer

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you figure that 10% off a price makes it a 90% of the original price

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then if they make 9% profit off of that 90% of the original price, you have .09*90 and you get 8.1 which is the percent of the original price.

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make sense?

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I think that that's right anyways... one sec let me think about that

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yes thank you so much

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so thats the answer

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is the question written here exactly as you have it?

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yes i copied and pasted

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yes the answer is 8.1%

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