Mathematics > Standard Multiple Choice

Read the following SAT test question and then click on a button to select your answer.

A florist buys roses at 0.50 dollar a piece and sells them for 1.00 dollar a piece. If there are no other expenses, how many roses must be sold in order to make a profit of 300 dollars?

(A) 100

(B) 150

(C) 200

(D) 300

(E) 600

The correct answer is E

Explanation

Each rose brings a profit of 1.00 dollar minus 0.50 dollar, or 0.50 dollar. The number of roses that need to be sold to make a profit of 300 dollars is 300 dollars divided by 0.50 dollar. This is 600 roses.