# The Alvord and Davis Drill and Problem Book in Arithmetic; Grades Five, Six, Seven and Eight

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...a farm of 300 acres for \$6,375, thus losing 15% on its cost. How much did he pay for the farm per acre? 6. A house was sold for \$7,050 at a loss of 6%. For what price should it have been sold in order to gain 15%? 7. If 240 lb. of sugar are sold for \$19.20 at a gain of 28%, what was the cost per pound? 8. A merchant gained 12 % by selling 48 yards of silk for \$4.50 more than cost. Find the cost per yard of the silk. 9. By selling a horse at 4f % profit, a gain of \$21 is made. Find the cost and the selling price. 10. A man sold 2 horses for \$100 each. On one he gained 25%, and on the other he lost 20%. Did he gain or lose on both, and how much? 11. A merchant sold a case of goods which cost \$14.40 at 10% below the marked price, thus gaining 25% on the cost. Find the marked price. 12. A merchant buys cloth at \$1.20 a yard and marks it so as to sell it at a discount of 20% from the list price and still gain 20%. Find the list price of the goods. 13. Each of two men, A and B, desired to sell his horse to C. A asked a certain price, and B asked 40% more. A then reduced his price 20%, and B his price 30%, at which prices C took both horses, paying for them \$178. What was each man's asking price? 14. By selling # of an oil well for what & of it cost, what per cent is gained? 15. I sell goods at 15% below the marked price and still make a profit of 10%. What per cent above cost was the marked price? 16. A merchant sold goods for \$1,125. He sold half at an advance of 25% on the cost, two-fifths at an advance of 2%, and the remainder at the cost. What did he pay for the goods? 17. A dealer sold cloth for 10% less than the marked price and still made a profit of 20%. If he bought the cloth for \$1.20 a yard, what was the marked price? 18. A property...