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Question from Lori:


I am trying to figure out mark up as a dollar amount. Is it the same as profit or is it a different number? And what is the formula to get to it, please? Thank you

Hi Lori,

Suppose you are a store owner and you purchase some item for $\$x$ and sell it for $\$y.$ The markup is then $\$(y - x).$ This not the profit as you, as the store owner have other expenses, employee wages, electricity charges to keep your store open, insurance costs and many other expenses.

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