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Question from Alesha, a parent:

The buyer for a chain of stores purchased coffee tables in bulk, paying $\$18.00$ each. The store will sell each coffee table for $\$54.$ What is the markup percentage

Hi Alesha,

The store bought each for $\$18.00$ and sold them for $\$54.00$ so the markup is $\$54.00 - \$18.00 = \$36.00.$ What is $\$36.00$ as a percentage os $\$18.00?$


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