# See if you can get this Maths Question right

#### MobiusPizza

##### Platinum Member
It's said 9 out of 10 uni students get this wrong
Don't spoil if you have came across this:

Mr. Anderson is a shopkeeper at a local town. He was selling a product to Mr. Brown. The product has a marked price of \$21 while the cost price of it is \$18. Mr. Brown decided to buy it with his \$100 note. Unfortunately Mr. Anderson ran out of change. He swapped the \$100 bank note for some change in a neigbour shop. He gave the Mr. Brown the correct change and Mr. Brown left.

Soon the neighbour shopkeeper realised the banknote is a counterfiet. Our Mr. Anderson had no choice but to pay his neigbour \$100.

How much in total had our poor Mr. Anderson lose?

*Marked price - The price tag of the product to customers
*Cost price - The per unit cost of the product bought from the wholeseller to the shop

Corrected. Lol sorry apparently I didn't proof read my writing. Sorry for the confustion :/

\$97

#### mobobuff

##### Lifer
I'd attempt to answer it if the question wasn't so convoluted and awkwardly worded.

So I'll just say \$42.

#### nwfsnake

##### Senior member
OK, I'll bite, \$118.

Edit: This is wrong and my new answer appears many threads below!

\$100

#### xospec1alk

##### Diamond Member
OK here it is...

-18(cost) + 21(profit) - 100 (to pay back shop owner) = -97

if you factor in that he could have sold the item for 21 bucks, its a loss of 100...

\$103

#### tennisflip

##### Golden Member
What do u mean by marked and cost price?

#### MiniGolfIsFun

##### Senior member
Meh. I'll go with \$97 also.

#### artikk

##### Diamond Member
markup 3 dollars \$18 + \$3 = \$21
cost price 18 dollars originally.

#### mordantmonkey

##### Diamond Member
97... kept thinking it was a trick...wtf? is it? \$97 was an easy answer, is there something i don't see?

#### nwfsnake

##### Senior member
Or only \$18 if he can pass the bill to someone else!

Edit: Again, wrong. See below!

#### amoeba

##### Diamond Member
the deal with the \$21 and the \$18 is obviously extra info that doesn't need to be there and I stand by my initial answer of \$100.

82 in cash, 18 in product.

\$97

97

doh it is 97 heh

#### spacejamz

##### Lifer
Originally posted by: tennisflip
What do u mean by marked and cost price?

it actually cost \$18 to make the product, but they are selling it at \$21 (so they are making a \$3 profit on it)...

#### mordantmonkey

##### Diamond Member
Originally posted by: amoeba
the deal with the \$21 and the \$18 is obviously extra info that doesn't need to be there and I stand by my initial answer of \$100.

82 in cash, 18 in product.

no he lost 79 in cash 18 in product... he gave change for the item selling for 21 not 18

What's my prize?

#### silverpig

##### Lifer
Originally posted by: KruptosAngelos
\$97

This is my answer as well.

He's out \$79 in change, and an \$18 item.

#### mordantmonkey

##### Diamond Member
Originally posted by: nwfsnake
Or only \$18 if he can pass the bill to someone else!

if he could pass the bill to someone else he would make \$3 from the profit of the sold item.

\$197