Gwen and Terri own a florist shop. In 2008, their total revenue was \(\$16,876.10\) . In 2009, their total revenue was \(\$18,728.90\). For the combined, two-year period their profit was 50% of revenues, and they split those profits equally.
What was Gwen’s total profit over the two-year period?


First, add the two figures:
\(\$16,876.10 + \$18,728.90 = \$35,605.00\).
Since their profit was 50% and they split that profit equally (50% each), divide the total by 4 to find each owner’s profit:
\(\$35,605.00 ÷ 4 = \$8901.25\).

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