A starts business with Rs. 3500 and after 5 months, B joins with A as his partner. After a year, the profit is divided in the ratio 2 : 3. What is B's contribution in the capital?

A) Rs. 7500 B) Rs. 8000
C) Rs. 8500 D) Rs. 9000

Answer:   D) Rs. 9000


Let B's capital be Rs. x.

Then,\inline {\color{Blue}\left ( \frac{3500\times 12}{7x}=\frac{2}{3} \right )}

=> 14x = 126000

=> x = 9000.


A and B start a business, with A investing the total capital of Rs.50000, on the condition that B pays A interest @ 10% per annum on his half of the capital. A is a working partner and receives Rs.1500 per month from the total profit and any profit remaining is equally shared by both of them. At the end of the year, it was found that the income of A is twice that of B. Find the total profit for the year?

A) Rs. 39000 B) Rs. 49000
C) Rs. 59000 D) Rs. 69000
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Rs. 59000


Interest received by A from B = 10% of half of Rs.50000 = 10% of Rs. 25000 = Rs.2500.

Amount received by A per annum for being a working partner = 1500 x 12 = Rs.18000

Let 'P' be the part of the remaining profit that A receives as his share.

So,total income of A = (Rs.2500 + Rs.18000 + Rs. P )

Total income of B = only his share from the remaining profit = 'P', as  A and B share the remaining profit equally.


We know that income of A = Twice the income of B 

So, (2500 + 18000 + P ) = 2(P)

P = 20500


Thus, the total profit = 2P + Rs.18000

= 2(20500) + 18000 = Rs.59000.

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A and B invests Rs.10000 each, A investing for 8 months and B investing for all the 12 months in the year. If the total profit at the end of the year is Rs.25000, find their shares?

A) 10000 and 15000 B) 15000 and 10000
C) 5000 and 20000 D) 20000 and 5000
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) 10000 and 15000


As both A and B invest the same amounts, the ratio of their profits at the end of the year is equal to the ratio of the time periods for which they have invested.

Thus, the required ratio of their profits = A : B = 8 : 12 = 2 : 3.

Hence, share of A in the total profit =  = Rs.10000

Similarly, share of B in the total profit =  = Rs.15000

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Arun, Kamal and Vinay invested Rs.8000, Rs.4000 and Rs. 8000 respectively in a business. Arun left after six months. If after eight months, there was a gain of Rs. 4005, then what will be the share of Kamal?

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Two partners investede Rs. 1250 and Rs. 850 respectively in a business. They distributed 60% of the profit equally and decide to distribute the remaining 40% as the ratio of their capitals. If one partner received Rs. 30 more than the other, find the total profit?


Let the total profit be Rs.x

60% of the profit = \inline \frac{60}{100}\times x=Rs.\frac{3x}{5}

from  this part of the profit each gets = Rs.\inline \frac{3x}{10}

40% of the profit = \inline \frac{40}{100}\times x=Rs.\frac{2x}{5}

Now, this amount of Rs.\inline \frac{2x}{5} has been divided in the ratio of capitals 1250 : 850 = 25 :17

\inline \therefore Share on first capital = \inline (\frac{2x}{5}\times \frac{25}{42})=Rs.\frac{5x}{21}

Share on second capital = \inline (\frac{2x}{5}\times \frac{17}{42})=Rs.\frac{17x}{105}

Total money received by 1st investor = \inline [\frac{3x}{10}+\frac{5x}{21}]= Rs.\frac{113x}{210}

Total money received by 2nd investor = \inline [\frac{113x}{210}+\frac{97x}{210}]=Rs.\frac{97x}{210}

\inline \therefore x = 393.75

Hence total profit = Rs. 393.75

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A is a working and B is sleeping partners in a business. A puts in Rs. 5000 and B puts in Rs.6000. A receives % of the profit for managing the business and the rest is divided in proportion to their capital. What does each get out of a profit of Rs. 880?


Total profit = Rs. 880

A's share for managing the business i.e 

\inline 12\frac{1}{2} %  =  \inline \frac{25\times 880}{200}=Rs.110

Remaining profit of A and B as per their capital = 880 - 110 = Rs. 770

Ratio of amounts = 5000 : 6000 = 5 : 6

Sum of ratios = 5 + 6 = 11

A's share = \inline 770\times \frac{5}{11}= Rs.350

A's total share = 350 + 110 = Rs. 460

B's share = \inline 770\times \frac{6}{11}=Rs.420

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