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**Summary:**Calculating a "fixed profit" on inventory

**[Mentor Note -- after an initial move to the schoolwork forums, this thread turns out to be a General Math question after all (see posts #5-6), so it is moved back to the General Math forum]**

I have 1000 products for sell in a store.

Some make money, and some lose money.

I want to maximize my overall profits by having a "fixed profit" on every product.

Meaning, price = cost + fixedprofitX, or:

p1=c1+X, p2=c2+X, p3=c3+X, p4=c4+X... p1000=c1000+X

How can I calculate X using only each product's average monthly profit?

Meaning, just using average1, average2, or:

a1, a2, a3, a4... a1000

My first thought is that X would be the square root of the sum of squares.

But the fact that some products lose money makes me think that is wrong.

Thanks for any help.

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