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Textbook Problem

Solve the following word problems. Round dollars to the nearest cent and percents to the nearest tenth of a percent.

Amazon.com purchases flat-screen computer monitors from H.P. for $275.59 and sells them for $449.99.

a. What is the amount of the markup?

b. What is the percent markup based on cost?

(a)

To determine

To calculate: The amount of markup if the cost price of the computer is $275.59 and the selling price is $449.99.

Explanation

Given Information:

The cost price of flat-screen computer monitors is $275.59 and it’s selling price is $449.99.

Formula used:

The markup amount can be calculated using the following equation:

Markup=Selling PriceCost or M=SPC

Calculation:

Consider the provided data,

The cost price of flat-screen computer monitors is $275.59 and it’s selling price is $449.99.

So, SP=$449.99 and C =$275.59

(b)

To determine

To calculate: The percent markup based on cost if the cost price of the computer is $275.59 and the selling price is $449.99.

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