## sales price to charge after deducting commission to achieve cost value

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### sales price to charge after deducting commission to achieve cost value

Hi

Can anyone help

I have costs of £332.84 - i want to work out what the sale price should be to cover the costs exactly assuming that I have to deduct 15% from the sale price

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### Re: sales price to charge after deducting commission to achieve cost value

I have costs of £332.84 - i want to work out what the sale price should be to cover the costs exactly assuming that I have to deduct 15% from the sale price
What does the exercise mean when it says that the sales price is to cover the "costs" "exactly" and yet also that fifteen percent is to be deducted for some reason? Is it perhaps saying that the sales price is to cover the "wholesale" cost "exactly" after fifteen percent has been deducted, so that eighty-five percent of the sales price is meant to be equal to one hundred percent of the wholesale cost?

If this last is correct, then consider using the standard procedure illustrated and explained in this lesson; namely, translate the following:

(the wholesale cost) is (eighty-five percent) of (the sales price)

into an algebraic equation, and solve for the sales price. If not, kindly please reply with clarification. Thank you.