# How much profit?

• Mar 15th 2010, 02:53 AM
studentme
How much profit?
A girl bought a flower for $6, sold the flower for$7, purchased it back for $8 and sold it again for$9. How much profit did she make? Explain your answer carefully.

I figured out she made a $0 profit? I am looking for an explanation for this, one thats better than my clumsy one (Wondering) • Mar 15th 2010, 03:36 AM Archie Meade Quote: Originally Posted by studentme A girl bought a flower for$6, sold the flower for $7, purchased it back for$8 and sold it again for $9. How much profit did she make? Explain your answer carefully. I figured out she made a$0 profit?

I am looking for an explanation for this, one thats better than my clumsy one (Wondering)

Hi studentme,

you can look at this in a couple of ways.

She bought the flower twice for a total of $(6+8)=$14

She sold it twice for a total of $(7+9)=$16

So her profit is $2 Or...... She buys it for$6, sells it for $7, making a profit of$1.
Then....She buys it again for $8 and sells it for$9, making another $1 profit. • Mar 15th 2010, 08:22 AM Soroban Hello, studentme! Quote: A girl bought a flower for$6, sold the flower for $7, purchased it back for$8 and sold it again for $9. How much profit did she make? Explain your answer carefully. I figured out she made a$0 profit. . How?

. . $\displaystyle \underbrace{\text{Bought it for \$6, sold it for \$7,}}_{\text{\$1 profit}}\; \underbrace{\text{bought it for \$8, sold it for \$9}}_{\text{\$1 profit}}$