# Profit, Loss and Discount ( 11 to 15 )

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Profit Loss and Discount ( 11 to 15 ):

# APTITUDE QUESTIONS (PROFIT LOSS AND DISCOUNT):

11. A woman bought chocolate at 7 for a rupee. How many for a rupee she must sell to gain 40%?

A)    9

B)    8

C)    5

D)    6

E)    None of these

Explanation:

C.P. of 7 chocolates = Rs. 1 S.P. of 7 chocolates = 140% of Rs. 1 = Rs. 7/5
For Rs. 7/5,chocolate sold=7.For Re.1,chocolate sold=(7* 5/7)= 5

12. A shopkeeper sells rice at a profit of 10% and uses weights which are 20% less than the market weight. The total profit earned by him will be:

A)    50%

B)    65%

C)    37.5%

D)    40%

E)    None of these

Explanation:

Let us assume a packet of rice be 1kg
Actual weight of 80% of 1000gm = 800gm
Let C.P. of each gm be Re. 1. Then, C.P. of this packet = Rs. 800
S.P. of this packet = 110% of C.P. of 1kg = Rs. (110/100*1000)=Rs.1100
∴ Profit% = (300/800*100)%= 37.5%

13. By selling an article, Manoj earned a profit equal to one-fourth of the price he bought it. If he sold it for Rs. 375, what was the cost price?

A)    Rs. 281.75

B)    Rs. 300

C)    Rs. 312.50

D)    Rs.350

E)    None of these

Explanation:

S.P. = C.P. + 1/4 C.P. = 5/4 C.P.
∴ 5/4 C.P. = 375 => C.P. = Rs. (375* 4/5)= Rs.300

14. An item when sold at a gain of 5% yields Rs.15 more than when sold at a loss of 5%. Its cost price would be:

A)    Rs. 150

B)    Rs. 200

C)    Rs. 250

D)    Rs. 300

E)    None of these

Explanation:

Let C.P. be Rs. x. Then, (105/100) x- (95/100) x=15=> 10x/100=15=>x=150

15. A man bought goods worth Rs. 8000 and sold half of them at a gain of 10%. At what gain percent must he sell the remaining so as to get a gain of 25% on the whole?

A)    55%

B)    20%

C)    35%

D)    40%

E)    None of these

Explanation:

Let the required profit percent be x%
Then, (110% of 4000) + [(100 + x)% of 4000] = 125% of 8000
(110/100*4000)+ (((100+x))/100*4000)= (125/100)*8000
4400+4000+40x=10000
4000 + 40x = 10000 – 4400
40(100 + x) = 5600
100+x=140
x = 40%