Alicia went shopping at the local mall and purchased a blouse for a generous 20% discount off the retail price. After that she went looking for a new purse. She found a black one she liked which usually sold for $75.00. Luckily the purse was on sale, so she bought that, too.
Use the reading aid to determine if there is sufficient data in the two statements below to answer this question:
Which item cost cost more, the blouse or the purse?
Statement (1) The retail price of the blouse is a 10% markup on the wholesale price.
Statement (2) The purse was marked down $20.00 from its usual price.