Profit and Loss Questions
FACTS AND FORMULAE FOR PROFIT AND LOSS QUESTIONS
Selling Price (SP) : The price at which the shopkeeper sells the goods is called the selling price (SP) of the goods sold by the shopkeeper.
Profit : If the selling price of an article is more than its cost price, then the dealer (or shopkeeper) makes a profit (or gain)
i.e Profit = SP - CP; SP > CP
Loss : If the selling price of an article is less than its cost price, then the dealer suffers a loss.
i.e loss = CP - SP; CP > SP
1. Profit percentage =
2. Loss percentage =
5. If an article is sold at a gain of say 35%, then SP = 135% of CP
6. If an article is sold at a loss of say 35%, then SP = 65% of CP
7. When a person sells two similar items, one at a gain of say x%, and the other at a loss of x%, then the seller always incurs a loss given by :
8. If a trader Professes to sell his goods at cost price, but uses false weihts, then