# Quantitative Aptitude: Profit and Loss Set 6

Profit and Loss Questions NICL AO, IBPS PO/Clerk, OBC SO, Dena Bank PO, SBI PO, BOI and other competitive exams.

1. If a person reduce his selling price of an article by rs40 then the suggested profit of 33(1/3)% convert into loss of 20%. Find the cost price?
A) Rs60
B) Rs75
C) Rs100
D) Rs150
Option B
Solution:

.                                        C.P………………S.P
33(1/3)% gain=1/3            3………………….4
20%LOSS= 1/5                 5………………….4
Make C.P same & we will get
15………..20
15…………12
20-12 =8
8 =40
1 =5
15 =75
2. The price of an article increase by 20% and a man now get 10kg less, if he also reduce his consumption by 20%, then find how much kg of article he used to purchase in normal price?
A) 15kg
B) 20kg
C) 30kg
D) 40kg
Option C
Solution:

.       100
80             120
120 -80 =40
40/120 * T =10
T = 30kg
3. A shopkeeper sell his goods at 25% loss but he uses false weight of 30%. Find the loss or profit of shopkeeper in this whole process?
A) 50/7% profit
B) 50/3% profit
C) 50/7% loss
D) 50/3% loss
Option A
Solution:

.          1000
700                 750
750 – 700 = 50
50/700 *100 = 50/7% profit
4. A shopkeeper sells an article at 25% profit. Had he bought it for 10% loss and sold it for rs16 less, he would have earned 30% profit. What is the actual cost price?
A) 100
B) 150
C) 175
D) 200
Option D
Solution:

let C.P = 100
CP………………….SP
100……………….125
At 10% loss
90………………….117…..125- 117= 8
.         +30% profit
8 =16
1 =2
100 =200
5. A dishonest milkman sells milk at cost price but he mixes water and earns 14(2/7)%. Find the ratio of mixture and milk in the mixture?
A) 7 : 1
B) 7 : 8
C) 1 : 7
D) 8 : 7
Option D
Solution:

milk : water
100 14(2/7)
7 : 1
Milk =7
Mixture = 7+1 =8
Mixture : milk
8 : 7
6. A man sells his two articles at Rs1200. At one he gains 25% and at another he gains 16(2/3)%. Overall he gains 20%. Find the cost price of first article?
A) 500
B) 400
C) 600
D) 700
Option B
Solution:

first we find C.P of both
20% gain = 1/5
SP is 1200, so 1+5 = 6 = 1200. SO 5 = 1000
25……………………………….50/3
…..                 20
10/3…………………………..5
2 : 3
2/5*1000 = 400
7. A sold an article to B at the profit of 25%, B sold it to C at loss of 10% and C sold it to D at the profit of 20%. If D paid rs27, then how much A paid to buy this article?
A) Rs20
B) Rs15
C) Rs12
D) Rs9
Option A
Solution:

125/100 * 90/100 * 120/100 * X = 27
X = rs20
8. A man buys some toffees at 5 toffee in 3rupee and same number of toffee at 5 toffee in rs4. He sold all of them at 5 toffee in 4 rupee. Find his overall gain or loss percent?
A) 16(2/3)%
B) 10%
C) 20%
D) 14(2/7)%
Option D
Solution:

.           Rs………..Qty
.             3………….5
.             4………….5
C.P       Rs7      10toffees
He sold at 5toffees in Rs4 so for 10toffees he gets Rs8
C.P =Rs27………. S.P = Rs28
Profit % = 1/7 *100 = 14(2/7) %
9. By selling 144 hens Mahesh suffer a loss equal to the selling price of 6 hens. Find his loss percent?
A) 4%
B) 3%
C) 9%
D) 4(1/2)%
Option A
Solution:

loss = C.P – S.P
S.P of 6 hen = C.P of 144 hens – S.P of 144 hens
S.P of 150 hens = C.P of 144 hens
6/150 *100 = 4% loss
10. If a man wants to gain 33(1/3)% after allowing a discount of 16(2/3)%. Then find how much percent he has to increase his C.P to make M.P ?
A) 33(1/3)%
B) 50%
C) 60%
D) 66(2/3)%
Option C
Solution:

gain 33(1/3)% =1/3
C.P …………………..S.P
3…………………………4
Discount 16(2/3)% =1/6
M.P…………………….S.P
6………………………….5
Now make S.P same and we will get..
C.P………….S.P……………M.P
15……………20……………..24
24-15 = 9
9/15 * 100 = 60%

## 22 Thoughts to “Quantitative Aptitude: Profit and Loss Set 6”

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2. jitendra srivastav

mam explain solution 2

3. Richard Parker

Mam please explain sol. Of q2

2. Marry..

i m agree wid u

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A sold an article to B at the profit of 25%, B sold it to C at loss of 10% and C sold it to D at the profit of 20%. If D paid rs27, then how much A paid to buy this article?
A) Rs20
B) Rs15
C) Rs12
D) Rs9

1. AVI™ (Sinchen loveR)

100*125/100*90/100*120/100=135
27/135*100=20 ANS

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koi acche se smjha do i forget logic
shortcut vala

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1. Pooja?P.O. ??2017????

8th me cp 27 kse hua

1. AVI™ (Sinchen loveR)

bhai ye method to muje bi smj nhi aaya mne apna method use kiya
5 = 3rs
5 = 4rs
total = 10 = 7rs purchase kr rha h
4rs m 5 sell kr rha h an equal kr do dono ko
(4) 10 = 7 (4) = 40 = 28
(7) 05= 4 (7) = 35 = 24
40/35*100 = 14 (2/7)%

1. Pooja?P.O. ??2017????

Ok got it..thnks nd am girl…?

1. AVI™ (Sinchen loveR)

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2. \$~\$PrAdeEP\$K\$~\$~\$

see here an alternate method iif u didnt got the concept…:)
since toffees are in numbers of 5 so take any no.which is is a multiple of 5
let it be 10 ie 10 toffees each
now 5 toffees for 3
=> 10 toffes for 6
similarly
5 toffees for 4
=>10 toffees for 8
=> total cp =14
now
5 toffees for 4
=> 20 toffees for 16 => sp =16,cp =14
=> profit =2 & p% =2/14*100 =14(2/7)%

6. EKTA

mam question no 2 is nt cleared to me ,

7. PHENOMENAL

@Shubhra_AspirantsZone:disqus thanx maam, plzz provide set on percentage topic(high level miscllenious questions)

8. Silent Reader

explain Q 2 & 3 in detail.