Posted by **FIZZ** on Friday, May 2, 2014 at 8:35am.

alicia sells calculator.His competitors sells the same model of calculators at RM30 each. Alicia wants a 40% markup on cost by selling at the competitors price.A t what price can Alicia afford to buy the calculators?

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**Reiny**, Friday, May 2, 2014 at 8:54am
so you want

1.4x = 30

x = ....

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**FIZZ**, Friday, May 2, 2014 at 9:05am
multiply ?

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**Reiny**, Friday, May 2, 2014 at 9:10am
no,

if 1.4x = 30

then

1.4x/1.4 = 30/1.4

x = 30/1.4

= RM 21.43

check:

take 40 % of 21.43 and add it to 21.43

or

what is 1.4(21.43) ?

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