Emily purchased lemons for $600. She sold 3/4 of these at a loss of 20% and the remaining at a gain of 20%. How much percent does she gain or lose in the whole transaction?

Guest Jan 18, 2020

#1**+3 **

3/4 of $600 = $450

(1-0.2=0.8)

80% of $450 = $360 (the lemons she sold at a loss)

1/4 of 600 = 150

(1+0.2=1.2)

120% of 150=$180 (the lemons she sold at a gain)

180+360=540

540/600= 90%

100-90= 10%

She lost 10% in the whole transaction.

I hope this is right or this will be awkward :)

It is correct.

Omi67

MathsGod1 Jan 18, 2020

#3**+3 **

You have it correct.....!!

I answered this question a couple of days ago....and realized I made a mistake when I saw YOUR answer....I had to go back and edit MY answer!

Good work !

ElectricPavlov
Jan 19, 2020