# Thread: Help on Math & Merchandising

1. ## Help on Math & Merchandising

Hi All,

Can you please help on these questions? I have solved them but just want to know if the answers r correct..

It's urgent ..

Q1:A photo machine operator purchased 20 packets of papers. The market price of a packet is Rs.144. He gets a discount of 17.5% and an additional 5% for cash. How much did he pay for the whole quantity?

Answer:
Price: 20*144=2880
Discount: 17.5+5 = 22.5
Price : 2880*(1-22.5) = 2232
Does it correct? or should i use the discounts as series discount?
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Q2: The price of a laptop is RS.62,000.The series discounts are
15%, 18% & 5%. Find the net price.

Answer:

Net Price : 62000*(1-15/100)*(1-18/100)*(1-5/100) = 41053.30
Does it the net price or Discount? I want net price..
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Q3: What is the percentage mark-up on sales if the cost price of the book would have been RS.153?

Answer:
Cost$: 153 Sale Price$: 200
Mark up $: 47 Mark up %: 47/153*100 = 31 is it correct? ---------------- Q4: After a mark -up of 30% on sales, a book sells for RS.200. Answer: Price$: 200
Markup %: 30
Cost $: 200*(1+30/100)=153.85$
Does it correct?

Thanks in Advance

2. Hello, cu4mail!

Q1:A photo machine operator purchased 20 packets of papers.
The market price of a packet is Rs.144.
He gets a discount of 17.5% and an additional 5% for cash.
How much did he pay for the whole quantity?

Answer:
Price: 20*144 = 2880
Discount: 17.5 + 5 = 22.5 . . . . no
Price : 2880*(1 - 0.225) = 2232
Does it correct? or should i use the discounts as series discount?
You should use series discounts.
With a discount of 17.5%, you pay 82.5% of $2880: . $0.825 \times \2880 \:=\:\2376$ With a discount of 5%, you pay 95% of$2376: . $0.95 \times \2376 \:=\:\boxed{\2257.20}$

Q2: The price of a laptop is RS.62,000.
The series discounts are: 15%, 18% and 5%.
Find the net price.

Answer:

Net Price: 62000*(1 - 0.15)*(1 - 0.18)*(1 -0.05) = $41053.30 . Right! This is the net price. Q3: What is the percentage mark-up on sales if the cost price of the book would have been RS.153? Answer: Cost$: 153
Sale Price$: 200 Mark up$: 47
Mark up %: 47/153*100 = 31 . . . . no

The Markup is: $47 The percent markup on sales is: . $\frac{\text{Markup}}{\text{Sales}} \:=\:\frac{47}{200} \:=\:0.235 \:=\:\boxed{23.5\%}$ Q4: After a mark-up of 30% on sales, a book sells for RS.200. Find the cost. Answer: Price:$200
Markup: 30%
Cost: $200*(1 + 0.30) =$153.85 ??

It says: . $\text{Markup} \:=\:30\% \times \text{Sales}$

The Sales price is \$200, so: . $\text{Markup} \:=\:0.30 \times \200 \:=\:\60$

Therefore the cost was: . $\200 - 60 \:=\:\boxed{\140}$

3. ## Solved

Dear Sorobon,

Thanks for you instant reply. I've corrected the answers with your help.

Thanks again.

4. ## retail mathmatics

Q.Calculate the net profit or loss in dollars and as a percentage if:

Net sales 30,000 net sales 30,000
Cost of goods sold 52% -cost of goods 52%
Operating expenses 48% = gross margin 14,400
-operating expenses 48%
=net profit 7,488.00
2%
is this correct?
Q.
If the loungewear department had cusomer returns of 10.5% The department's net salesamounted to 635,380.00. As the buyer reviewed last year's figures for the same period, the customer returns were 12.5%withgross sales of 726,149.00

a) Computethe department's performance for this year and last year, in regard to gross sales , customer returns and net sales

b) Compare this year's result to last years performance.

Last year This year
customer returns and allowances 12.5% customer returns, al. 10.5%
department gross sales 726,149 department gross 709,921
net sales 635,380 net sales 635,380

is this correct

Q.
The Customer returns for the fall season wwere 10% on gross sales of 900,000. For the spring season, gross sales were 850,000,and cusomer returns were 70,000. What was the percentage of customer returns for the entire year?

For the fall 10%
For the spring 12%

is this correct?