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Selling a pack of incense sticks for 136 Rs resulted in a loss of 15%. To make a profit of 10%, the selling price should be ? 
A) 160
B) 176
C) 170
D) 149.60
Correct Answer : 176 Explanation : Let X be cost price. if sold at 15% loss on the sale price 136 then to make 10% profit the sale price should be 
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By selling 8 bananas, a fruit seller gains an amount equal to the selling price of 1 banana. Calculate his gain percent.? 
A) 15.28~ %
B) 14.28~ %
C) 16.28~^{ }%
D) 17.28~^{ }%
Correct Answer : 14.28~ % Explanation : Profit = SP  CP Let SP of 1 banana is x. Therefore %Gain = (1x*100)/7x 
By selling 27 meter cloth, a person earns selling price of 9 meter cloth as profit. Find his percentage profit.? 
A) 33%
B) 20%
C) 50%
D) 25%
Correct Answer : 50% Explanation : Profit = SP  CP Let SP of 1 meter cloth is x. Therefore %Gain = (9x*100)/18x 
If a person earns a profit of 10% by selling a car and incurs a loss of 20% while selling another car, find his overall profit or loss if the cost price of both the cars are same? 
A) 10% Loss
B) 15% Profit
C) 5% Loss
D) 10%Profit
Correct Answer : 5% Loss Explanation : Let the CPs of car is Rs.100 Loss = CP  SP = 200190 = Rs.10 
A trader sells his goods to a customer at a price 10% above the cost priceÍ¾ besides it he cheats his customer by giving 880 g only instead of 1 kg. Find his overall profit? 
A) 22%
B) 22%
C) 25%
D) 20%
Correct Answer : 25% Explanation : Let, Original CP of 1000g = Rs. 1000 Trader cheats his customer by giving 880g only instead of 1kg, Profit% = ((SP  CP)* 100)/CP 
A merchant bought 200 eggs, of which 38 got broken. He sold the remaining eggs at the rate of 4.80 per dozen and thus gained 8%. His cost price is? 
A) 120
B) 80
C) 60
D) 45
Correct Answer : 60 Explanation : Remaining eggs = 200  38 = 162 Profit% = ((SP  CP)* 100)/CP 
A stationer buys diaries at 75 rupees per dozen and sells them at 15 rupees per piece. What is the profit? 
A) 75
B) 100
C) 105
D) 110
Correct Answer : 105 Explanation : Profit = SP  CP (if SP > CP), 

6 % more is gained by selling a coat for Rs.1425 than by selling it for Rs. 1353. The cost price of the coat is 
A) Rs. 1000
B) Rs. 1250
C) Rs. 1500
D) Rs. 1200
Correct Answer : Rs. 1200 Explanation : 6% of cost price (CP) = 1425  1353 = 72 
A trader sells two articles, one at a loss of 10% and another at a profit of 15% but finally there is no loss or gain.If the total sale price of these two articles is Rs.30,000, find the difference between there cost price? 
A) Rs.5000
B) Rs.6000
C) Rs.7500
D) None of these
Correct Answer : Rs.6000 Explanation : As given, 10 % x = 15% of y , then, x / y = 3/2 (1) 
By selling a cycle for 2345, a student loses 19%. His cost price is nearly ? 
A) 4000
B) 5000
C) 3000
D) 3500
Correct Answer : 3000 Explanation : Let cost price be X , Selling price = 2345 and loss = 19% 

On selling an article for Rs. 240, a trader loses 4%. In order to gain 10 % he must sell that article for 
A) Rs. 275
B) Rs. 340
C) Rs. 320
D) Rs. 264
Correct Answer : Rs. 275 Explanation : Let the CP be Rs. x , then SP be 0.96x 
A man bought a horse and a cart. If he sold the horse at 10 % loss and the cart at 20 % gain, he would not lose anything; but if he sold the horse at 5% loss and the cart at 5% gain, he would lose Rs. 10 in the bargain. The amount paid by him was Rs._______ for the horse and Rs.________ for the cart? 
A) 400,200
B) 200,400
C) 500,300
D) 300,500
Correct Answer : 400,200 Explanation : Let x be the cost price of the horse and y be the cost price of the cart. 
If an article costs 60% of its selling price there is a profit of Rs.60. what is the selling price? 
A) Rs. 125
B) Rs. 120
C) Rs. 140
D) Rs. 150
Correct Answer : Rs. 150 Explanation : Profit = SP  CP (i.e., if SP > CP) Thus, 
An article is sold at a certain price. By selling it at 3/5 of that price one loss 10%. What is the gain percent at original price ? 
A) 33%
B) 35%
C) 40%
D) 50%
Correct Answer : 50% Explanation : Profit = SP  CP ( if SP > CP) Let the cost price is Rs 100,Thus the selling price with 10% loss = Rs 90 So the original selling price = 90 * 5/3 = Rs 150 
Radhe Shyam purchases 11 apples for Rs. 100 and sells 10 apples for Rs. 110. How much profit/loss does he make over the two transactions? 
A) 19% Profit
B) 1.9% Loss
C) 21% Profit
D) 21% Loss
Correct Answer : 21% Profit Explanation : C.P of 1 apples = 100/11 Profit% = (Profit/C.P)*100 
By selling a watch for Rs. 4950, a shopkeeper incurs a loss of 10%. What is the cost price of the watch for the shopkeeper? 
A) Rs. 5650
B) Rs. 5500
C) Rs. 5550
D) Rs. 5450
Correct Answer : Rs. 5500 Explanation : Selling price of watch, SP = 4950 
A fruit seller sells mangoes at the rate of Rs.9 per kg and thereby loses 20%. At what price per kg, he should have sold them to make a profit of 5%? 
A) Rs.11.81
B) Rs.12
C) Rs.12.25
D) Rs.12.31
Correct Answer : Rs.11.81 Explanation : 80 : 9 = 105 : x 