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Andrei buys a painting and sells it to Boris
Andrei makes a 60% profit on the sale
Boris sells the painting to Clarissa
Clarissa pays 1.5times the price that andrei paid for the painting
Boris made a loss

What is his loss as a % of the ammount he paid

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  1. Suppose A buys in $100
    A sells it to B in 100 +(100 * 60/100) = $160
    B sells it to C and pays 1.5 times the original price i.e. 100 * 1.5 = $150

    Loss to B = 160-150 = $10

    Loss percentage to B = (10/160)*100 = 6.25%

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