I can't answer this problem please help. I need to know this to help me understand something we are doing in class.

Josh

If we let:

P= selling price of the car

C= cost of the car to the dealer

Then the profit is P-C and the percent profit is 100*(P-C)/P and this is 40% so we have to solve

(P-C)=.4P so .6P=C or P=C/.6 we know C=5300 so P=8,833.33 is the price that will yield a 40% profit.

Jim