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Straub's Bakery makes 200 Danish cakes that cost $2.70 each. Straub's needs a 66% markup on cost and normally discards 10% of what it makes. At what price should Straub's sell the Danish cakes?

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  2. cost to make the cakes
    = 200(2.7)= 540

    To make a profit of 66% she needs 1.66(540) = 896.40

    But she discards 10% of her cakes, so only sells 180
    Selling price = 896.4/180 = $ 4.98

    check:
    profit = 4.98(180) - 540 = 356.40
    rate of profit = 356.4/540 = .66 or 66%

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