Posted by Irene on .
Jim is able to sell a handcarved statue for $670 which was a 35% profit over his cost. How much did the statue originally cost him?

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gamacmua,
670 x 0.35 = 234.5
670  235.4 = 435.5 is the statue originally cost him 
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Irene,
Ok Thanks.

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bobpursley,
Duh...it is wrong.
Cost*1.35=600
cost= 600/1.35 
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Irene,
@ bob and gama  here are the choices:
$496.30
$512.40
$555.40
$574.90
$588.20
Which is the right one?