1.) An article is sold at certain price. By selling it at 2/3 of its price one losses 10%, find the gain at original price?

**A.** 42% **B.** 57%

** C**. 68% **D.** None of these

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**Answer**: Option **D**

**Explanation:**

Let the original s.p be Rs x. then now S.P=Rs 2x/3, loss=10%

Now C.P=Rs 20x/27 * 27/20x * 100)% = 35%

2.) A tradesman sold an article at a loss of 20%.if the selling price has been increased by Rs100, there would have been a gain of 5%.what was the cost price of the article?

**A.** 290 **B.** 350

**C**. 400 **D.** None of these

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**Answer**: Option **C**

**Explanation:**

Let C.P be Rs x. then (105% of x)-(80 % of x) =100 or 25% of x=100

--->> x/4 = 100 or x=400

---->> so, C.P = Rs 400

3.) A man sells an article at a profit of 25%if he had bought it 20% less and sold it for Rs 10.50 less, he would have gained 30%find the cost price of the article.

**A.** 42 **B.** 57

**C**. 50 **D.** None of these

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**Answer**: Option **C**

**Explanation:**

Let the C.P be Rs x

1^{st} S.P=125% of x =125x/100=5x/4; 2nd S.P=80% of x=80x/100=4x/5

2^{nd} S.P=130% of 4x/5= (130/100*4x/5) =26x/25

=> 5x/4-26x/25=10.50

=> x= (10.50*100)/21=50

Hence C.P= Rs.50

4.) A man 2 flats for Rs 675958 each on one he gains 16% while on the other he losses 16%. How much does he gain/loss in the whole transaction?

**A.** 2.56 % **B.** 7.18%

** C**. 11.40% **D.** None of these

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**Answer**: Option **A**

**Explanation:**

In this case there will be always loss. The selling price is immaterial

Hence, loss % = (common loss and gain %)^{ 2 }/10= (16/10) %=( 64/25) %=2.56%

5.) A man bought a horse and a car ridge for Rs 3000. He sold the horse at a gain of 20% and the carriage at a loss of 10%, thereby gaining 2% on the whole. Find the cost of the horse.

**A.** 42.60 % **B.** 57.18%

**C**. 68.40% **D.** None of these

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**Answer**: Option **A**

**Explanation:**

Let the C.P of the horse be Rs. x, then C.P of the carriage =Rs (3000-x)

20% of x-10% of (3000-x) =2% of 3000

==> x/5-(3000-x)/10=60=.2x-3000+x=600=.3x+3600=>x=1200

==> hence, C.P of the horse =Rs 1200