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Sorry if this question sounds stupid...

I know there's something obvious that I'm missing (maybe not) but its taking me forever to figure out on my own.

What were trying to do is cover all costs associated for the sale within the selling price.

We have-

I need to have it be exact! So if the fees were deducted I would be left with 135 dollars. ($100 + the 35% profit)

If I add 11.9 percent of the selling cost, the 11.9 percent value will have changed because I'm adding the dollar amount to the total...right? So how can I account for it? By raising the 35 percent profits to something more?

I just need to be sent in the right direction so that I could do this alone next time. Not necessarily looking for the answer, I'm looking for the procedure/the way to go about this type of calculation which I'm sure happens all the time in business.

Thanks for all your help!

I know there's something obvious that I'm missing (maybe not) but its taking me forever to figure out on my own.

What were trying to do is cover all costs associated for the sale within the selling price.

We have-

- Flat Fees: $4.70
- Shipping: $5.20
- Material costs: $100
- And we want to include a 35% Profit of Material Costs ($35) within the selling price.
- And last but not least, the part I can't figure out is how to add a 11.9% fee to the selling price (applied after the sale of everything combined).

I need to have it be exact! So if the fees were deducted I would be left with 135 dollars. ($100 + the 35% profit)

If I add 11.9 percent of the selling cost, the 11.9 percent value will have changed because I'm adding the dollar amount to the total...right? So how can I account for it? By raising the 35 percent profits to something more?

I just need to be sent in the right direction so that I could do this alone next time. Not necessarily looking for the answer, I'm looking for the procedure/the way to go about this type of calculation which I'm sure happens all the time in business.

Thanks for all your help!

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