# Quantitative Aptitude: Profit and Loss Set 13

1. If the profit percent got on selling an article is numerically equal to its cost price and the selling price is Rs. 39, then cost price will be
Rs 25
Rs 32
Rs 30
Rs 28
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Option C
Solution:
SP = Rs. 39.
Let CP = x
Profit% = CP
[(39-x)/x]*100 = x
3900-100x = x2
x2+100-3900 = 0
x = Rs30.
2. A sells an article to B at a profit of 20% B sells the article back to A at a loss of 15%. What is the loss or profit percentage for A in this transaction.
18% profit
12% loss
18% loss
12% profit
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Option A
Solution:
Let the CP be Rs100
Then A sell to B=100*120/100=Rs120
Again B sell to A=120*85/100=Rs102
Profit =120-102=Rs18.
Profit %ge= 18%.
3. Kumar purchased 120 reams of paper at Rs 80 per ream. He spent Rs 280 on transportation, paid tax at the rate of 40 paise per ream and paid Rs 72 to the coolie. If he wants to have a gain of 8 %, what must be the selling price per ream?
Rs 60
Rs 85
Rs 90
Rs 78
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Option C
Solution:
Total investment = Rs. 120 * 80 + 280 + (40/100) * 120 + 72
= Rs. 9600 + 280+48 + 72 = Rs, 10000
SP of 120 reams = 108% of Rs. 10000
= Rs. 10800.
SP per ream = Rs. [10800/120] = Rs. 90.
4. A person sold a article at a loss of 10%. Had he bought it for 20% less and sold it for Rs. 176 more, he would have made a profit of 40%. The cost price of the article was
Rs 800
Rs 750
Rs 830
Rs 780
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Option A
Solution:
First 20% less made 40% profit
=-20 + 40 –(20*40)/100
=-28+40=12%.
Then 12% + loss 10% (12+10)
22…………. 176
100……….. ==> Rs800.
5. After giving a discount of 30% on MP a shopkeeper gets a profit of 40% on CP. What %ge marked above the CP?
85%
70%
100%
90%
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Option C
Solution:
Let CP be Rs100
Discount 70 ……….. 140
……… MP ..100 …….. ? ==> 200.
Then 100% above CP.
6. By selling 45 fruits for Rs 40, a man loses 20 %. How many should he sell for Rs 24 to gain 20 % in the transaction ?
25
20
22
18
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Option D
Solution:
Let S.P. of 45 fruits be Rs. x.
80/40 = 120/x
x = 40 * 120 / 80 = 60
fruits sold for Rs. 60= 45
fruits sold For Rs. 24 = (45/60) * 24= 18.
7. A man sells two Cars at the rate of Rs2Lakh each. On one he gains 15% and on the other, he loses 15%. What is his gain or loss percent in the whole transaction?
1.5% loss
2.25% loss
1.5% profit
2.25% profit
Option B
Solution:
In this case loss only occurs.
Loss percent =152 / 100
=225/100
=2.25% loss.
8. An article is listed at Rs. 850. A customer pays Rs. 612 for it after getting two successive discounts. If the rate of first discount is 10%, the rate of 2nd discount is
25%
10%
15%
20%
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Option D
Solution:
850*90/100=765.
765*x/100=612 =80
ie 20% discount.
9. The profit earned after selling a mobile phone for Rs3200 is the same as the loss encurred after selling the same for Rs2850. Find the CP.
Rs3025
Rs2825
Rs3010
Rs2700
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Option A
Solution:
If sell at x% profit= Rs3200
If sell at x% loss=Rs2850
CP= (3200+2850)/2
=Rs3025.
10. A Man buys a cycle at a discount of 20% and sells it for Rs 3640. In this process he makes a profit of 30%. Find the discount received by him?
Rs650
Rs700
Rs500
Rs580
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Option B
Solution:
Let the MP be x.
Then x* 80/100*13/100=3640
X=3640*100/80*100/130
=35*100
=Rs3500.
Discount 100………. 3500
……… 20 …. ? ==> Rs700.

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