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A person sold two cows each for Rs.9900. If he gained 10% on one and lost 20% on the other, then which of the following is true?

A) He Gained Rs. 200 B) He lost Rs. 200
C) He neither gained nor lost D) None of the above

Answer:   D) None of the above



Explanation:

The CP of profitable cow  = \inline \frac{9900}{1.1}=9000

and profit = Rs. 900

The  CP of loss yielding cow = \inline \frac{9900}{0.8}=12375

and loss = Rs. 2475

so, the net loss = 2475 - 900 = 1575

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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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If a trader sold two cars each at Rs. 404415 and gains 15% on the first and loses 15% on the second, then his profit or loss percent on the whole is ?

A) 1.44 % B) 2.02 %
C) 1.04 % D) 2.25 %
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) 2.25 %

Explanation:

SP of each car is Rs. 404415, he gains 15% on first car and losses 15% on second car.

In this case, there will be loss and percentage of loss is given by = [(profit%)(loss%)]/100
= (15)(15)/100 % = 2.25%
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