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The marked price of an article is increased  by 25% and the selling price is increased by 16.66%, then the amount of profit doubles. If the original marked price  be Rs. 400 which is greater than the corresponding cost price by 33.33% , what is the increased selling price?

A) 240 B) 360
C) 420 D) 600

Answer:   C) 420



Explanation:

Initially                 CP           profit            SP                MP

                              100           x               (100+x)         133.33

After Change     100           2x             (100+x) \inline \frac{7}{6}  

Now,   Since (100+x)\inline \frac{7}{6}  - 100 = 2x

            \inline \Rightarrow  x= 20%

                         CP            Profit              SP             MP

                        100             20               120           133.33

So,                  300             60               360             400

Again             300            120              420

So the increased selling price = Rs. 420

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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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