## SUV's selling price \$39K is 25% profit over cost; find cost

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### SUV's selling price \$39K is 25% profit over cost; find cost

A car dealer sells a SUV for \$39,000, which represents a 25% profit over the cost. What was the cost of the SUV to the dealer?

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A car dealer sells a SUV for \$39,000, which represents a 25% profit over the cost. What was the cost of the SUV to the dealer?
To learn, in general, how to set up and solve "percentage" word problems, try here.

Then, using what you've learned in the lesson (along with what you know about translating the English into algebra), start with the following:

. . . . .$\mbox{dealer cost: }\, c$

. . . . .$\mbox{(selling price) is (dealer cost) plus (25%) of (dealer cost)$

. . . . .$39000\, =\, c\, +\, 0.25c$

...and so forth.

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