If you don’t have anything for sale, it makes it a bit harder to make sales.
If you have something for sale then there’s at least the statistical chance that it make some sales. My kids love math word problems*, so let’s do it that way.
- If Sally has 4 books for sale and 3 of them sell 2 copies each for 6 days, how many books did Sally sell? Bonus: if each book earns her $2.00, how much did she make? **
- If Gertrude has 0 books for sale, but thinks about writing a book and tells her friends at the company water cooler that if she did publish her book she’d make 7 sales per day, how many books has Gertrude sold after 6 days? Bonus: if Gertrude makes $3 profit for each book, how much money did she make? ***
Answers below. Careful, they’re both enlightening and shocking.
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