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January 19th, 2018, 11:16 PM   #1
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Can someone solve this question? A fish merchant bought a container of fish for $36000. He sold 1/2 of the fish at a profit of 20% and 1/6 of the fish at a loss of 10%. At what price must he sell the remaining fish in order to make a profit of 15% on the whole?

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He sold 1/2 of the fish for a profit of \$18000 × 20% = \$3600.

He sold 1/6 of the fish for a loss of \$6000 × 10% = \$600.

How much profit needs to be made on the remaining fish so that the overall profit is \$36000 × 15% = \$5400?
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