# SOLUTION: lizzie bought several apples at 20 cents each, ate 2 of them and sold the rest for 30 cents each. She made a profit of 2.20. How many did she buy

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Money Word Problems Question 237065: lizzie bought several apples at 20 cents each, ate 2 of them and sold the rest for 30 cents each. She made a profit of 2.20. How many did she buyAnswer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15660)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Bought apples at 20 cents each Ate two of them Made a profit of \$2.20 How many did she buy? : Let x = no. of apples she bought then (x-2) = no. of apples she sold ; Sale\$ - cost = profit .30(x-2) - .20x = 2.20 .30x - .60 - .20 = 2.20 .30x - .20x = 2.20 + .60 .10x = 2.80 x = x = 28 apple she originally bought : : Check solution .30(26) - .20(28) = 7.80 - 5.60 = 2.20