300 pounds of oranges were purchased at \$0.24 per pound. The desired markup is 50% based on selling price, but 21% spoilage is expected. What should the selling price per pound be? (Round your answer to the nearest cent)

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1. cost is 300*.24 = 72.00
desired end revenue is 72*2 = 144.00
But only 79% = 237 lbs get sold

\$144/237lb = .6076 = \$0.61/lb

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