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Angelica's service club is selling flowers for a fundraiser. Each flower costs them $0.50 to purchase. They set the sale price of each flower at the purchase price plus 40%. Write and solve an equation to determine how many flowers they will need to sell to make a profit of $500. Use complete sentences to explain what each number and variable in your equation represents. Write your solution in the context of the original problem.

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  1. jim_thompson5910
    • one year ago
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    hint: \[\Large \text{sale price} = \text{purchase price}+0.40\times\left(\text{purchase price}\right)\] the "0.40" refers to the 40%. This is known as the markup.

  2. anonymous
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    ok

  3. jim_thompson5910
    • one year ago
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    let me know if that's enough to get started

  4. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    im still confused im not very good at algebra

  5. jim_thompson5910
    • one year ago
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    what's the purchase price?

  6. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    all i know is they need to make a $500 profit

  7. jim_thompson5910
    • one year ago
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    they give it to you in the problem

  8. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    i think they would need to sell 2500 flowers

  9. jim_thompson5910
    • one year ago
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    how did you get that number?

  10. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    0.20f = 500 f = 500/0.20

  11. jim_thompson5910
    • one year ago
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    very good, the sale price is $0.70 so they make 20 cents per flower

  12. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    ahh ok

  13. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    theres another question that is very hard for me

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