Posted by **Jessica** on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 7:34pm.

Miriam orders a shipment of 1500 pounds of ice for her supermarket. The ice comes in individual 5 pound bags that cost Miriam orders$2.50 each.

Miriam sells the bags for 30% more than her cost.

How much profit, in dollars, will Miriam's supermarket earn from the sale of 1 shipment of ice?

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**JJ**, Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 7:43pm
I did answer this one earlier.

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**Jessica**, Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 7:45pm
I need help!!! Whats the name of the other person you did it to?

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**JJ**, Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 7:46pm
If you look before this note. You will see your problem listed below. If you don't see it let me know and I will do it again.

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**Jessica**, Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 7:49pm
I'm so confused on how to do it

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**JJ**, Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 7:50pm
It is Megan... write below us.

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**Jessica**, Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 7:52pm
Ok but I don't knoe how to do it

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**JJ**, Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 7:57pm
Did you read my answer to her questions?

We start by dividing 1500 by 5 lbs per bag to get the number of bags which is 300

Since each bag costs 2.50 and we have 300 of them. we paid how much?

Once you get that answer multiply by 30% or .30 to get the profit.

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**Jessica**, Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 8:00pm
Paid $750 if u multiply 2.50 and 300. Then I multiply 750 and get 225. Fo I subtract that from 750 and get 525 or is it the snswer $225?

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**JJ**, Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 8:21pm
$225 is the profit.

they will sell the ice for $750 + 225 which is $975 total.

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**Megan**, Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 8:24pm
So 975$ is the answer to the whole math problem?

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**JJ**, Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 8:33pm
Did they ask how much would they sell the ice for? or what is the profit?

the profit is $225 and the total price they will sellit for is $975

Read the question again carefully.

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**Megan**, Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 8:48pm
I am sorry you are just confusing me by all these numbers!!!!!!!!!!!!

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