# Quantitative Aptitude: Profit and Loss Set 12

1. A person bought two articles for Rs 2000 and Rs 3000 respectively, the first article he sold at a gain of 20%. At what price should he sell the another to get a profit of 5% on the whole transaction ?
5% profit
10% loss
5% loss
10% profit
None
Option C
Solution:
2000*120/100 + 3000*x/100= 5000*105/100
2400+ 3000*x/100=5250
3000*x/100=2850
x=95%.
Another sold for 5% loss.
2. If 7kg of tea of price Rs. 72/kg is mixed with 33 kg of tea of Rs. 87/kg and 35 kg of Rs. 85/kg and the mixture is sold at 15% profit, then what is the selling price of the mixture?
Rs 97.37
Rs 93.45
Rs 92.5
Rs 95.3
None
Option A
Solution:
Total cost price= 72*7+87*33+85.35 = Rs.6350
Now it is sold at a profit of 15%.
6350*1.15=Rs.7302.5
Total weight of tea=7+33+35=75 Kg
Hence Selling price of Tea per Kg =7302.5/75 = Rs. 97.37.
3. Krish purchased a bicycle for Rs. 36000. He sold it at a loss of 15 per cent. With that money he again purchased another bicycle and sold it at a profit of 10 per cent. What is his overall loss/profit?
Rs 2340 loss
Rs 1040 loss
Rs 2340 profit
Rs 1040 profit
None
Option A
Solution:
36000*85/100*110/100=33660
Then 36000-33660=2340.
Rs2340 loss.
4. A profit of 20% is made on goods when a discount of 10% is given on the marked price. What profit per cent will be made when a discount of 20% is given on the marked price?
5%
6 2/3 %
8%
4 1/3%
None
Option B
Solution:
Let the CP be 100
MP…. 90……. 120
……. 100…. ?==>400/3
Now with 20% discount the profit %ge be
400/3*80/100=320/3
Profit %ge=320/3-100=20/3= 6 2/3 %.
5. A retailer purchases a sewing machine at discount of 15% and sells it for Rs. 1955. In the bargain he makes a profit of 15%. How much is the discount which he got from the wholesale ?
Rs300
Rs280
Rs310
Rs260
None
Option A
Solution:
Let the marked price be Rs. x
Discount = 15% of Rs. x
C.P. = (x – 15% of x) = Rs. 17x / 20
then 15% of 17x / 20 = 1955 – 17x / 20
51x/400 + 17x/20 = 1955
x = 2000
Discount received by retailer = (15% of 2000) = Rs. 300.
6. A merchant purchases a bracelet for Rs. 690/- and fix that bracelet’s price in such a way that after allowing a discount of 10%, he earns a profit of 20%. Then the list price (in rupees) of the bracelet is ?
Rs900
Rs860
Rs880
Rs920
None
Option D
Solution:
90…… 120
100…. ? ==> 400/3
100…… 690
400/3…. ?==> Rs920.
7. A man sold an article for Rs.85 and lost something. Had he sold it for Rs. 97, his gain would have been double the former loss. The C.P. of the article is ?
Rs87
Rs90
Rs89
Rs92
None
Option C
Solution:
Let the loss be Rs. x
Then 85 = C.P. – x
and 97 = C.P. + 2x
On subtracting we get,
3x = 12
x = 4
C.P. = 85 + 4 = Rs. 89.
8. If books bought at price ranging from Rs. 300 to Rs. 450 are sold at prices ranging from Rs. 400 to Rs. 550, what is the greatest possible profit that might be made in selling 10 books ?
Rs1950
Rs2100
Rs1800
Rs2500
None
Option D
Solution:
Profit is maximum when C.P. is minimum and S.P. is maximum
Thus, C.P= 300 x 10 = Rs3000
S.P = 550 x 10 = Rs5500
Gain = 5500-3000=Rs2500.
9. What is the maximum percentage discount that a merchant can offer on her marked price so that she ends up selling at no profit or loss, if she had initially marked her goods up by 60% .
33.33%
37.5%
26.25%
38.4%
None
Option B
Solution:
Let CP be Rs100
Then MP is Rs160
Discount=(160-100)60/160*100
=37.5%
10. In an office the number of employees reduces in the ratio of 3 : 2 and the wages increases in the ratio of 20 : 27, What is the profit percentage of employees over the previous wages?
12%
15%
10%
9%
None
Option C
Solution:
Let the number of employees in beginning is 3a and now is 2a
Let the wage per employee initially be 20b and now 27b
Total wages = no. of employees x wage per employee.
= 3a x 20b
= 60ab
Now,
= 2a x 27b
= 54ab
Profit %ge = ( 60 – 54 ) / 60 x 100 = 10%.

## 5 Thoughts to “Quantitative Aptitude: Profit and Loss Set 12”

1. Sushant Raj

Q1 me ye to likha nahi hai ki 20% profit 2000 Rs par hi lagna hai agar 20% profit ko 3000 par lagate hai to answer 87.5 % a raha hai .Ye kuch samajh nahi aaya.

1. Premashanthi

20%gain is for Rs 2000 only. We will change the question.

2. Sushant Raj

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