Suppose you own a card shop. You buy 4 for $5 and plan to sell them for 3 for $5. How many cards must you sell to get a profit of $100.

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First, let's assign a variable to the number of cards sold. Let it be x.

Then, let's use the formula of profit which is:

Profit = Revenue - Total Cost

Total cost refers to the buying price which is $5 per 4 cards. So if we have x cards, the total cost is $`5/4*x`.  

The revenue is the total money earned from selling the cards. Note that the selling price is $5 per 3 cards. So if we have sold x number of cards, then the revenue is $`5/3*x` .


`Profit = 5/3x - 5/4x`

Substitute too the given profit.


To simplify the equation, multiply both sides by the LCD of the two fractions which is 12.


`1200=20x - 15x`


Then, isolate x. To do so, divide both sides by 5.



Hence, we need to sell 240 cards in order to have a profit of $100.

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