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A vendor bought 150 breadfruits at \$2 each 20 of the breadfruits were bruised and could not be sold.She sold 30 of the remainder at \$2 each and the rest at \$1.80 each.Find whether he made a profit or loss and the amount.

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The vendor sold them at a loss.

He paid \$300 for the breadfruits.

He sold 30 at \$2. for a total of \$60.

He sold 100 at \$1.80 for a total of \$180.

300 - (60 + 180) = \$________ loss

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It is immediately clear that he lost money, since he sold each fruit at cost or less, and didn't even sell them all.

spent: 150*\$2 = \$300
30*\$2 + 100*\$1.80 = \$60+180 = \$240
Lost: 60

Poorly set-up problem. Should have specified that some of them were sold at a profit, eh?

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