# Question 2a7b7

Nov 13, 2017

The selling price is $187.50. #### Explanation: The clothing store is buying a jacket at a cost of$150.00 from the manufacturer. When asked to find the selling price, you're trying to find the price that the store sells the product for on shelves.

Since you're provided with a mark up of 25%, you can write an equation to determine how much the shelf-price will be. This is can be written as "25% of the jacket plus the jacket's price equals s, the shelf-price."

(25% * $150) + ($150) = s

Remembering to shift the decimal of the percent, we are given the following formula to solve:

$\left(0.25 \cdot 150\right) + \left(150\right) = s$
$\left(37.5\right) + \left(150\right) = s$
$187.5 = s$

Remember that when dealing with money, you always want to include the currency symbol ($) and to expand/contract the decimal place to meet two place values. $187.50 is the final shelf-price, after a 25%# markup.