You own a beauty salon where you not only cut hair but you also sell hair products. You buy a dozen barrettes for $18.00 and then sell them in your store for $2
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Question
You own a beauty salon where you not only cut hair but you also sell hair products. You buy a dozen barrettes for $18.00 and then sell them in your store for $2.00. You want to calculate your percent mark up.
To do so, you multiply 2 by 12, subtract 18 and then divide by 12. Is this correct?
To do so, you multiply 2 by 12, subtract 18 and then divide by 12. Is this correct?
2 Answer

1. User Answers minniemaw
Yes your method is correct. But you will need to express it in percentage in the end.
So,
2 x 12 ( dozen ) = 24
24  18 = 6
6 / 12 = 0.5
$6 is how much you earned by selling 12 hair products.
Hence, $0.50 is how much you earned per bottle.
Transfering 0.5 into percentage would be 0.5 x 100.
Your percentage mark up would be 50 % 
2. User Answers RubyCash
2*12=24
2418=6
6 for price of 12 hair products sold
6/12=.5
.5 for percentage
50% mark up