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October 20th, 2014, 05:38 PM  #1 
Senior Member Joined: Jan 2012 Posts: 745 Thanks: 7  Find the loss or gain percent on the total cost price.
A garage owner sell two cars for N300 000 thereby making profit of 20% on the cost price of the second. Find the loss or gain percent on the total cost price. I believe the total selling price = 300 000. My problem is how to get selling price of each of the car. 
October 20th, 2014, 08:24 PM  #2 
Math Team Joined: Oct 2011 From: Ottawa Ontario, Canada Posts: 14,580 Thanks: 1038 
Chikis, sorry but that makes no sense.

October 20th, 2014, 09:09 PM  #3 
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I think it does.

October 20th, 2014, 11:28 PM  #4 
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There isn't enough information to begin answering this.

October 22nd, 2014, 04:37 AM  #5 
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Without further information, there would be numerous possibilities, such as each car having a cost price of N160000, the first being sold for N208000 (a profit of 30%), and the second being sold for N192000 (a profit of 20%).

October 22nd, 2014, 04:43 AM  #6 
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