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The Puzzler


RAY: Here's the answer:

In the record sale in Week #1, the records in the pile marked 2 for $1 were priced at 50 cents each. And the records in the pile marked 3 for $1 were priced at 33.33 cents each.

In the record sale in Week #2, the records were all marked 5 for $2, which averages out to 40 cents per record. And that average price is the problem.

Because if you averaged the price of the records for sale in Week #1, the true average is 41.67 cents.

To make $25 in the record sales in Week #2, the clerk should have priced the records at 5 for $2.08 to reach a total sales figure of $25.

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