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Emily purchased lemons for $600. She sold 3/4 of these at a loss of 20% and the remaining at a gain of 20%. How much percent does she gain or lose in the whole transaction?

 Jan 18, 2020
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3/4 of $600 = $450 

(1-0.2=0.8)

80% of $450 = $360 (the lemons she sold at a loss)

 

1/4 of 600 = 150

(1+0.2=1.2)

120% of 150=$180 (the lemons she sold at a gain)

 

180+360=540

 

540/600= 90% 

 

100-90= 10% 

 

She lost 10% in the whole transaction.

 

I hope this is right or this will be awkward :)

 

It is correct. laugh

Omi67

 Jan 18, 2020
edited by Omi67  Jan 18, 2020
edited by Omi67  Jan 18, 2020
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Hi MG it isa great to see you on the forum again  laugh

Melody  Jan 18, 2020
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 You have it correct.....!!

I answered this question a couple of days ago....and realized I made a mistake when I saw YOUR answer....I had to go back and edit MY answer!

   Good work !    cheeky

ElectricPavlov  Jan 19, 2020

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