# Thread: Total Revenue of Store

1. ## Total Revenue of Store

The following problem threw me in for a loop.
I need help not only with the equation set up but a step by step explanation leading to the set up.

A furniture store sells only two models of desks, model A and model B. The selling price of model A is 120 dollars, which is 30 percent of the selling price of model B. If the furniture store sells 2,000 desks, 3/4 of which are model B, what is the furniture store's total revenue from the sale of desks?

I can let x be the total revenue from the sale of desks.

Can someone break this problem down one step at a time? Providing the equation set up is ok but does not clarify the problem at hand.

2. ## Re: Total Revenue of Store Originally Posted by harpazo The following problem threw me in for a loop.
I need help not only with the equation set up but a step by step explanation leading to the set up.

A furniture store sells only two models of desks, model A and model B.

The selling price of model A is 120 dollars, which is 30 percent of the selling price of model B. Ok, so what is the selling price of model B?

If the furniture store sells 2,000 desks, 3/4 of which are model B, what is the furniture store's total revenue from the sale of desks? Ok, so how many of each model are sold?

I can let x be the total revenue from the sale of desks.

Can someone break this problem down one step at a time? Providing the equation set up is ok but does not clarify the problem at hand.
After you do those steps, you should be able to complete the problem.

3. ## Re: Total Revenue of Store Originally Posted by Debsta After you do those steps, you should be able to complete the problem.
Price of Desk A = $120 = 0.3(Price Of Desk B) Price of Desk B =$120 / 0.3 = $400 (3/4)(2000) = 1500 Units Of Desk B Sold (1/4)(2000) = 500 Units Of Desk A Sold Total Revenue =$120(500) + $400(1500) =$660,000

4. ## Re: Total Revenue of Store

Bit hard to read, but answer is correct (after you add the unit "dollars").

5. ## Re: Total Revenue of Store Originally Posted by Debsta Bit hard to read, but answer is correct (after you add the unit "dollars").
Price of Desk A = 120 dollars = 0.3(Price Of Desk B)

Price of Desk B = 120 dollars / 0.3 = 400 dollars

(3/4)(2000) = 1500 Units Of Desk B Sold
(1/4)(2000) = 500 Units Of Desk A Sold

Total Revenue = (120 dollars)(500) + (400 dollars)(1500) = 660,000 dollars