MATH SOLVE

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# Cynthia’s broker charges her a commission of $88 for every $1000 of stock bought or sold. Cynthia bought 2,000 shares of Ombor Medical Supplies at $35.49 apiece. As the price rose and fell, she sold off part of her holdings. When the price rose to $48.57, she sold 600 shares. The price fell somewhat to $46.10, so she sold 1,150 of her shares. When the price climbed to $53.46, she sold off the remainder of her holdings. How much profit did Cynthia make in total?

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Answer: $9,889.82Step-by-step explanation:Nominally, Cynthia paid ... 2000·$35.49 = $70,980With the broker's commission of 8.8%, she actually paid ... $70,980·1.088 = $77,226.24__When Cynthia sold, she nominally received ... 600·$48.57 +1150·$46.10 +250·$53.46 = $29,142 +53,015 +13,365 = $95,522Because of the broker's 8.8% commission, she actually received ... $95,522·0.912 = $87,116.06Cynthia's total profit was ... $87,116.06 -77,226.24 = $9,889.82_____The broker made $14,652.18 on Cynthia's transactions, almost half again as much as Cynthia made.