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January 19th, 2018, 10:16 PM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Jan 2018 From: Pakistan Posts: 1 Thanks: 0  Can you solve this question? Please include method
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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January 19th, 2018, 10:40 PM  #2 
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January 20th, 2018, 04:30 PM  #3 
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He sold 1/2 of the fish for a profit of \$18000 Ã— 20% = \$3600. He sold 1/6 of the fish for a loss of \$6000 Ã— 10% = \$600. How much profit needs to be made on the remaining fish so that the overall profit is \$36000 Ã— 15% = \$5400? 

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