# Math Help - [SOLVED] Word problem

1. ## [SOLVED] Word problem

What is the margin of a job of the following job expressed in % with a cost of $6000, the job sold for$10000 and the overhead and indirect costs of the job is 6%?

Thanks Rob

2. Originally Posted by dizzy5868
What is the margin of a job of the following job expressed in % with a cost of $6000, the job sold for$10000 and the overhead and indirect costs of the job is 6%?

Thanks Rob
Are you looking for the profit margin? If the job is sold for 10k, and the indirect costs of the job is 6%, I assume that is percent of the base cost?

If so, the total money going out the door is $1.06*6000 = 6360$. The resulting profit is $10000-6360=3640$.

Profit margin is:

Can you figure it out from here?