## Running a Clothing Store

**Work Time**

# Running a Clothing Store

You are the manager of a local clothing store. The owner of the store has been able to buy a number of high-quality items at good prices. He wants to sell the clothes in the store at discounted prices with the goal of making the greatest possible profit.

The owner bought:

- 40 pairs of jeans for $40 a pair
- 50 T-shirts at $10 each
- 30 sweatshirts at $25 each
- 150 baseball caps at $2 each

The items are labeled with the suggested retail prices, seen in the chart here.

The owner provides you with four discount labels:

20% off, 25% off, 40% off, and 50% off.

- Assuming that the owner will be able to sell all the clothes, determine which discount label to use for each item for the store to make the greatest profit.
- Assuming that the owner will be able to sell all the clothes, what is the greatest profit he can make?
- Describe a situation that involves a percent increase of more than 100%.