# Discount- Aptitude Questions and Answers

 Rajendra bought a mobile with 25% discount on the selling price. If the mobile cost him 4875, what is the original selling price of the mobile? A) 6300 B) 6400 C) 6500 D) 6600 Correct Answer : 35 Explanation :Let the original selling price of mobile is x. As is given, x - (25/100) * x = 4875 x - x/4 = 4875 3x/4 = 4875 x = 4875*4 /3 = 6500 Hence, original selling price of mobile is 6500. Ticket for an adult is 500 and a child is 200. 1 child goes free with two adults. If a group has 20 adults and 8 children what will be the discount the group get? A) 53.43 % B) 13.79 % C) 32.2 % D) 35.06 % Correct Answer : 13.79% Explanation :Total Price of the ticket without discount = (20*500 + 200 *8)=11600 Total Price of ticket with discount = (20*500) = 10000 Total discount % = (11600-10000)*100/11600 = 13.79% Pepsi and Coke, there are two companies, selling the packs of cold­drinks. For the same selling price Pepsi gives two successive discounts of 10% and 25% on marked price, while Coke sells it by giving two successive discounts of 15% and 20% on marked price. What is the ratio of their marked price? A) 143 : 144 B) 19 : 11 C) 136 : 135 D) 73 : 77 Correct Answer : 136 : 135 Explanation :Let MP of Pepsi be P and Coke be C. P after two successive discounts = 90/100 * 75/100 * P C after two successive discounts = 85/100 * 80/100 * C therefore ratio or price , 90/100 * 75/100 * P = 85/100 * 80/100 * C P/C = 85 * 80 / 90 * 75 => 17 * 8 / 9 * 15 P/C =136/135 A discount series of 10%, 20% and 40% is equal to single discount of ? A) 50% B) 56.80% C) 70% D) 70.28% Correct Answer : 56.80% Explanation :Let original price = Rs. 100 Price after 1 st discount = Rs. 90 Price after 2 nd discount = Rs. (80/100) x 90 = Rs. 72 Price after 3 rd discount = Rs. (60/100) x 72 = Rs. 43.20 Thus, overall discount = (100 - 43.20) = 56.8% Successive discount of 10% and 10% are equivalent to a single discount of ? A) 19% B) 21% C) 21% D) 18% Correct Answer : 19% Explanation :Let the CP be 100. Then, SP = 90% of 90% of 100 = (90/100)*(90/100)*100 = 81 Single discount = (100-81)% = 19% A retailer buys a washing machine marked at Rs 4800 and gets two successive discounts of 15% and 5%. If he spends Rs 124 on transportation and sells the washing machine at a gain of 13%, then find the selling price of the machine. A) 3520 B) 4520 C) 5520 D) 2520 Correct Answer : 4520 Explanation :Selling Price = 15% and 5% of 4800 =(1 -15/100)*(1 - 5/100) *4800 =85/100 * 95/100 *4800 =3876 Actual cost price of retailer = Cost price + spend on transportation =3876 + 124 =Rs. 4000 Selling Price of retailer= Actual cost price + Actual cost price × profit =4000 + 4000 × 13% =4000 + 520 =4520 Hence the selling price of the washing machine is Rs 4520