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anonymous
 4 years ago
A pawnbroker buys a tv set and a computer for $600. He sells the comouter at a markup of 30% and the tv set at a markup of 20%. If he makes a profit of $165 on the sale of the two items, hwat did he pay for the computer?
anonymous
 4 years ago
A pawnbroker buys a tv set and a computer for $600. He sells the comouter at a markup of 30% and the tv set at a markup of 20%. If he makes a profit of $165 on the sale of the two items, hwat did he pay for the computer?

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Hero
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0t + c = 600 1.30t+ 1.20c = 765 Solve the system.

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ooo soo all I was missing was the ones on the %s thought my answer was off

Hero
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0t(1 + .30) = t + .30t = 1.30t c(1+.20) = c + .20c = 1.20c

Hero
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0The markups of course is what allows him to make a profit.

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0soo is it 1.3t+1.2c=765?

Hero
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0For the second equation, yes

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0first equation is t+c=600 then the second one is 1.3t+1.2c=765

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0the profit is 165 not 765

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0but I know how to solve one equation and pug it into the other=)

Hero
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0765 is the total amount he will have however.

Hero
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0If you have $600, then spend it, would reselling and making only $165 back be a profit?

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Ya but they're wanting to know how much he paid for the computer not the total profit

Hero
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0In order to do that, you have to find the value of variable c. In order to find variable c, you have to set up the proper equations.

Hero
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Marie, I don't understand why you are disputing my setup.

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0you set it up right I'm just questioning whether it should be 765 or 165

Hero
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0It goes back to that same thing I was telling you earlier. If you put 165, it would mean he only made 165 after reselling. Making only 165 after reselling is not a profit because 165 < 600 A profit only exists if x > 600 765 > 600, which is a profit of 165 The first equation represents the amount of each item costs equaling their total cost. The second equation represents the resell prices equaling the total amount made including the original amount plus the profit.

Hero
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0There's no other way to do this, sorry.

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0the first fraction is what I got the first time using your way the second one is my way

Hero
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0FYI, prices are not given in fractions. Put the answer in decimal form up accurate to two decimal places

Hero
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0That is not correct: Wolfram provides the correct values: http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=t+%2B+c+%3D+600+and+1.30t%2B+1.20c+%3D+765

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0okay lol I trust you lol I won't argue next time

Hero
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Yeah, I originally mixed up the variables at the beginning. But 450 and 150 are the answers. If you wanted to nitpick at me, you should have nitpicked me for mixing up the variables :P

Hero
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0It was supposed to be: c + t = 600 1.30c+ 1.20t = 765 That's the only mistake I made.

Hero
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0But everything else is right.

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Hey I don't mean to pick on you I just wanna understand this stuff

Hero
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Vyew = Collaborative Online Classroom

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Where has this been hiding all this time?

Hero
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0It's not a replacement for open study, but it's a great supplement if you want to learn stuff.

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I'm not getting the answer though lol I redid the variables
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