# math

what is a 40% mark up on an item that
costs-\$38.00?

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1. Is \$38.00 the cost to the merchant or is it what she charges the customers?

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2. it is the cost of the item.

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3. Whose cost?

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4. If the merchant paid \$38.00, then with a 40% markup, she'd charge the customer \$53.20

1.4 * 38 = 53.2

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