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EXERCISE 134

For how much must a merchant sell goods that he bought at the price here given, so as to gain the per cent specified ? 1. $30, 10%

9. $240, 121% 17. $480, 163 % 2. $45, 12% 10. $375, 15%. 18. $540, 331%. 3. $75, 15% 11. $675, 16% 19. $720, 124%. 4. $25, 12%. 12. $175, 81% 20. $172.80, 12}%. 5. $36, 14% 13. $190, 91% 21. $373.20, 163%. 6. $65, 15% 14. $250, 12% 22. $45,550, 171%. 7. $72, 18% 15. $375, 15% 23. $27,475, 22% 8. $85, 25% 16. $735, 18% 24. $75,250, 25%.

If goods marked as here shown are sold at a bargain sale for the given per cent off, find the selling price : 25. $60, 15% 31. $176, 64% 37. $975, 20% 26. $85, 18%. 32. $712, 121%. 38. $960, 25% 27. $72, 22% 33. $972, 163% 39. $981, 331% 28. $75, 10%. 34. $720, 64%. 40. $225.40, 25%. 29. $65, 12% 35. $840, 124%.

41. $27,250, 20%. 30. $96, 15% 36. $636, 163% 42. $22,400, 171%.

If goods are sold for the sum specified, which is the given per cent below cost, find the cost : 43. $71.25, 5% 50. $735, 121% 57. $358.80, 22% 44. $72.16, 12%. 51. $506, 12%. 58. $568.80, 21%. 45. $58.48, 14%. 52. $382.50, 15%. 59. $226.20, 13%. 46. $66.75, 11%. 53. $848.40, 121%. 60. $11,780, 20%. 47. $72.98, 11%. 54. $736.89, 121%. 61. $12,300, 18%. 48. $140, 20% 55. $207.20, 30%. 62. $14,025, 15%. 49. $726, 12% 56. $265.60, 17%. 63. $14,700, 121%.

Given the cost and rate of gain as follows, find the amount of gain : 64. $275, 15%. 69. $275.40, 15%. 74. $4275.50, 8%. 65. $365, 121%. 70. $346.50, 16%. 75. $2936.40, 12% 66. $4723, 14%. 71. $492.75, 18%. 76. $3275.75, 16%. 67. $3965, 16%. 72. $575.50, 24%. 77. $4206.03, 33}%. 68. $7287, 22%73. $812.50, 16% 78. $3742.20, 163%.

Given the cost and rate of loss as follows, find the amount of loss :

79. $275, 6% 82. $362.50, 4%. 85. $4725.25, 8%. 80. $345, 4%. 83. $427.50, 8%. 86. $2632.50, 12%. 81. $463, 8% 84. $732.25, 12%. 87. $4170.20, 15%.

88. Some goods were sold for $1015.30 at a loss of 314%. Find the loss.

89. Beans bought @ $1.60 a bushel are sold @ 7% a quart. Find the per cent of gain or of loss.

90. A dealer sold some goods that cost $875 so as to gain 15%. What was the selling price ?

91. A man bought a farm for $4800 and sold it at a gain of 25%. What was the selling price ?

92. A merchant's stock of goods cost him $8450. It was damaged 45% by fire. What was it then worth?

93. Papers bought at the rate of 60 for 50¢ are sold for 1$ each. Find the per cent of gain and the cost of 90 papers.

94. A box of 180 oranges is bought for $5.40. The oranges are sold at 50¢ per dozen. Find the gain per cent.

95. A dealer buys 320 yd. of cloth at 871¢ a yard. At what price per yard must he sell the cloth to make a profit of $40?

96. A merchant marked his goods by private signs so as to conceal the exact cost. He used this scheme:

BLACK HORSE
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0

BLE
An article worth between $1 and $2 was marked indi-

BKE' cating the cost and the selling price. What was the cost ? the selling price ? the gain? the per cent of gain ?

97. Using the key words of Ex. 96, what is the per cent of gain on a hat that cost LEE and sells for LKE?

98. Using EDUCATIONX for 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 0, what is the per cent of profit on an arithmetic that costs A A and sells for OX ?

99. Using the key of Ex. 98, how must a dealer mark a pair of shoes that cost UUX so as to sell them at a profit of 331% ?

100. Using ARITHMEtic as the key, and X and Y as duplicate symbols for 0, how may a dealer mark goods that cost tTX and liY so as to make a profit of 25% on the former and 331% on the latter ?

The class may be encouraged to devise similar key words and make examples to correspond.

101. A merchant sold some goods that cost $175 so as to gain 20%. The selling price was 20% less than the marked price. What was the marked price?

102. A dealer sold some furniture for which he had paid $240 so as to gain 12}%. The selling price was 25% less than the marked price. What was the marked price? What per cent was the marked price above cost ?

103. A grocer buys 50 bu. of potatoes at 60€ a bushel and retails them at 20€ a peck. Find his whole gain and his gain per cent.

104. A merchant sold some goods at 10% below cost, this being 20% below his marked price. The goods cost $300. What was the marked price ?

105. A wholesale dealer paid $2.50 per barrel for apples. He sold them to a retailer at a gain of 8%, and the retailer sold them at a gain of 163%. What was the retail price ?

106. A clothier marked a suit of clothes that cost him $13.20 so as to gain 40%. He then deducted from the marked price 163%. What was the actual selling price ?

107. A man bought a horse for $150 and a carriage for $120. He sold them, gaining 8% on the horse and losing 12% on the carriage. Find his net gain or loss.

108. A farmer received $160 for some produce. It passed through the hands of a shipper, a commission merchant, and a retailer, who gained respectively 124%, 33%, and 20% on what it cost them. What was the retail price ? (109. Some goods cost a merchant $100. At what price must he mark them so that he can take off 20% and still make a profit of 20%?

110. Some goods cost a merchant $240. At what price must he mark them so that he can take off 25% and still make a profit of 25% ?

111. At what per cent above cost must a merchant mark his goods so that he can take off 20% and still make a profit of 20%?

112. A man sold two houses for $9600 each. On one he gained 20% and on the other he lost 20%. Did he gain or lose on the whole transaction, and how much?

113. A grocer bought 625 doz. pound packages of a certain food for $900, less 163% discount. He sold each package for 164. How much did he gain in all ?

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114. A merchant marks goods 12}% above cost and sells them 20% below the marked price. Find his per cent of loss. Write the analysis.

115. A dealer bought some goods for $2400 and sold them for $3000. What was the per cent of gain on the purchase price of the goods ?

116. A merchant's stock of goods cost him $12,500. It was damaged by fire so that he sold out the entire stock for $7500. What was the per cent of loss?

117. A merchant paid $2250 for a carload of furniture. He sold $1250 worth at a profit of 40%, but the rest having been damaged by fire was sold at a loss of 50%. Did he gain or lose on the entire carload, and how much ?

118. A cattle dealer bought a lot of cows for $1250. He sold them at a profit of 30% and invested the proceeds in cattle which he was obliged to sell at a loss of 30%. Did he gain or lose on the whole transaction, and how much ?

119. A dealer in horses bought a carload of ponies for $1250. He sold them at a loss of 20%, and with the proceeds he bought some horses that he sold at a profit of 20%. Did he gain or lose on the whole transaction, and how much ? + 120. A merchant invested $4500 in goods and sold them at a profit of 33}%. He invested the proceeds again, selling this stock at a profit of 28%. How much did he make on the two transactions ?

121. A man bought some land and sold it off in building lots. On two thirds of it he gained 33}%, and on one third of it he gained 663 %. On which did he gain the more ?

122. A man bought some property for $2400 and sold it at a profit of 12}%. He invested the proceeds in some more property and sold this at a profit of 121%. What per cent did he gain on his original investment of $2400 ?

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