1) dress, $28.26   50% markup2) lamp, $19.50   65% markup there are 2 questions. please help me find the selling price for each of the following items.

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dogsg | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Adjunct Educator

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For markup - you can also add the percentage to the original price 100%.  Dress $28.26 X 150% = 28.26 X 1.5 = $42.39

Lamp $19.50 X 165% = 19.50 X 1.65 = 32.175 = $32.18

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rachellopez | Student, Grade 12 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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1.) The easiest way to find the new price after a markup is to take the markup percent (50%) plus the original 100% to get what percentage of the price you are actually paying. For this problem you are paying 150% of the original price, so multiply $28.26 by 1.50. Your new price, without tax, is $42.39. 

2.) With a 65% markup, you end up paying 165% of the original price. If you multiply $19.50 by 1.65 you get a new price of $32.05. 

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jsleach21 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) eNoter

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The dress selling price would be -$42.39

The lamp selling price-$32.05

You take the price and multiply it by .5, then add that answer to the original price.

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revolution | College Teacher | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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1) The original price is 100% and there is a 50% markup, so the new price would be 150%

new price of dress= 150% of 28.26

= $42.39

2) new price for lamp (100+65)% of 19.50= $32.18

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rspinrad | Middle School Teacher | eNotes Newbie

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1 - a 50% markup on the dress would increase the price by $14.13, so the answer is $42.39.

2 - a 65% markup on the lamp would be $32.17 total.

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ah71 | Elementary School Teacher | eNotes Newbie

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After adding the 50% markup to the dress the selling price will be $28.26.

The selling price for the lamp after the 65% markup will be $19.50.

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ah71 | Elementary School Teacher | eNotes Newbie

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1.  Dress $28.26 with a 50% markup

The selling price-$42.39

2. Lamp $19.50  65% markup

The selling price-$32.05

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