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A, B and C invest in the ratio of 3 : 4: 5. The percentage of return on their investments are in the ratio of  6 : 5 : 4. Find the total earnings, If B earns Rs. 250 more than A :

A) Rs. 6000 B) Rs. 7250
C) Rs. 5000 D) None of these

Answer:   B) Rs. 7250



Explanation:

                                         A                  B                   C

investment                    3x                 4x                  5x

Rate of return              6y%              5y%                4y%

Return                           \inline \frac{18xy}{100}             \inline \frac{20xy}{100}             \inline \frac{20xy}{100}

               Total = (18+20+20) = \inline \frac{58xy}{100}

     B's earnings - A's earnings  = \inline \frac{2xy}{100} = 250

     Total earning = \inline \frac{58xy}{100} = 7250

Q:

Watson bought a book for Rs. 240 and sold to Johny at a profit  of 50%. Johny wants to sell this book to Shekar so that he earns a profit of 25%. But Shekar is adamant at buying this book at a discount of 10%. What marked price should Johny quote to Shekar so as to achieve desired profit ?

A) Rs. 450 B) Rs. 360
C) Rs. 415 D) Rs. 500
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) Rs. 500

Explanation:

Watson bought the book for Rs. 240 and sold to Johny at a profit of 50%.

S.P = C.P(1 + P%/100)

=> S.P for Watson = C.P for Johny = 240(1 + 50/100) = 240 x 1.5 = Rs. 360

Let Johny quoted the marked price of the book as Rs. M

We know, SP = M.P(1 - Discount(%)/100)

Here discount = 10% to Shekar,

S.P for Johny = M(1 - 10/100) = 0.9M

But Johny want to earn 25% profit,

=> S.P = C.P(1 + P%/100)

=> 0.9M = 360(1 + 25/100)

=> M = (360x1.25)/0.9

=> M = Rs. 500

Therefore, Johny should quote Rs. 500 as the marked price of the book to get 25% profit and allowing 10% discount to Shekar.

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Raju sold an article by giving a discount of 8% for Rs. 17,940 and earn profit of 19.6 %. If he did not give discount then how much profit percentage he gets ?

A) 27% B) 30%
C) 32% D) 25%
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) 30%

Explanation:
Let the M.R.P of an article be 100 %
 
Selling price of article =Rs. 17940
 
If he give a discount of 8 % then S.P = 92 %
92 % = 17490
100 % = 19500
 
Now C.P of the article is 
 
17490 x 100/119.6 = 15000
 
If he did not give the discount, then 
 
Required profit percentage = 
 
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12 days payment to the servant in a cloth showroom in festival season is Rs. 400 plus one shirt. The servant leaves after 9 days and recieves Rs. 280 and a shirt. What is the price of the shirt ? 

A) Rs. 80 B) Rs. 120
C) Rs. 70 D) Rs. 100
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Rs. 80

Explanation:

The servant worked for 9 days instead of 12 days, he should receive 9/12 of his total payment

Let the price of 1 shirt be Rs. S 

i.e., 3/4 (400 + S).

However, the question states that the servant receive Rs. 280 + S where S is the price of the shirt.

By equating the two equations we get 3/4 (400 + S) = 280 + S.

Therefore, Price of the shirt S = Rs. 80.

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A man sold two flats for Rs. 4.15 lakhs each. On one he gained 2% and on the other he lost 2%. What percent is the effect of the sale on the whole  ?

A) 0.25 % B) 0.04 %
C) 0.5 % D) 0 %
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) 0.04 %

Explanation:

In this type cases we always have loss only.

Loss% =  =  = 1/25 = 0.04 %

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The cost price of an article is 54% of the marked price. Calculate the gain percent after allowing a discount of 15%  ?

A) 51.32 % B) 49.23 %
C) 48.4 % D) 46.8 %
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) 48.4 %

Explanation:

Let marked price = Rs. 100.
Then, C.P. = RS. 54,
S.P. = Rs. 85
Gain % = 31/64 x 100 = 48.4%.

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