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Grade 6 - Mathematics 8.9 Profit and Loss Word Problems - I

Directions: Answer the following qustions. Also write at least five examples of your own.

Q 1: Micheal purchased a house for $110,000 and spent another $5,000 for upgrades. If he later sold the house for $130,000, how much percentage profit or loss did he make? 15 2/3% profit 13 1/23% profit 24 1/2% profit 13 1/23% loss

Q 2: A vegetable vendor purchased 100 lbs of onions for $200 and sold them at $1.75 per lb. Did he make profit or loss? insufficient information profit broke even loss

Q 3: A store owner purchased a gross of pencils for $216 and sold each pencil for $1.75. How much profit or loss did he make? (Hint : gross = 144) $36 profit $28 profit $36 loss $28 loss

Q 4: Harry purchased a computer for $1500 and after using it for a year, he sold it for $1150. What is his percentage of loss or gain? 23 1/3% loss 25 1/4% gain 23 1/3% gain 19 7/8% loss

Q 5: A vendor bought 500 eggs at $4 per 10 eggs. Of these, 50 eggs were found to be broken. If he sold the remaining eggs at $0.55 per egg, how much did he gain or lose? 23 3/4% loss 31 1/2% loss 23 3/4% profit 21 3/4% profit

Q 6: Elizabeth purchased a home for $75,000 and a home site for $15,000. If she sold the home for $83,000 and the site for $11,000, how much percentage profit or loss did she make on both the transactions together? 4 4/9% profit 3 4/5% loss 4 4/9% loss 5 1/4% profit

Q 7: A store owner purchased a ream of paper for $50 and sold it in retail at $5.50 per quire. How much profit or loss did she make? (Hint: one ream = 20 quire) $60 profit $60 loss $50 profit $50 loss

Q 8: Kate purchased a bicycle for $1150. After using it for a year, she sold it for $950, what was her percentage gain or loss ? 50% loss 17 9/23% gain 17 9/23% loss 35 3/4% loss

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