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    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by studentme View Post
    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
    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.
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    Hello, 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. . How?

    . . \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}}

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