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Q1. Selling an item at 5/6 of its marked price results in a loss of 10%. What is the percentage profit /loss, if a discount of 5% is offered on the marked price?
a. 3% loss
b. 3% profit
c. 2.6% loss
d. 2.6% profit

Q2.  A man sells an article at a profit of 25%. Had he bought it at 25% less and sold for Rs. 25 less and sold for Rs. 25 less, he would still have gained 25%. Find the cost of the article .
a. Rs. 80
b. Rs. 40
c. Rs. 60
d. None of these

Q3. A man buys spirit @ Rs. 60/lit, adds water to it and then sells it @ 75/lit. what is the ratio of spirit to water if his profit in the deal is 37.5%?
a. 9 : 1
b. 10 : 1
c. 11 : 1
d. None of these

Q4. A trader marked the prices of four items as equal to the CP of six items. The trader gives a discount of 10% on the marked price. What is his net profit percentage?
a. 50%
b. 40%
c. 35%
d. 135%

Q5. Two successive decrease of price by 10 % and then 7 % made the price of a commodity to go down by Rs. 378. By how much did the price go down (in Rs ) when the price was reduced for the second time?
a. 13
b. 27
c. 49
d. None of the above

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Q3. A man buys spirit @ Rs. 60/lit, adds water to it and then sells it @ 75/lit. what is the ratio of spirit to water if his profit in the deal is 37.5%?
a. 9 : 1
b. 10 : 1
c. 11 : 1
d. None of these

ans is 10:1

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Q4. A trader marked the prices of four items as equal to the CP of six items. The trader gives a discount of 10% on the marked price. What is his net profit percentage?
a. 50%
b. 40%
c. 35%
d. 135%

cost price=4x
selling price=6x*0.9=5.4x

so net profit=(5.4x-4x)/4x=35%

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Q1. Selling an item at 5/6 of its marked price results in a loss of 10%. What is the percentage profit /loss, if a discount of 5% is offered on the marked price?
a. 3% loss
b. 3% profit
c. 2.6% loss
d. 2.6% profit

Selling an item at 5/6 of its marked price results in a loss of 10% means ,1/6 of the marked price loss =10%

so 16.67% of marked price =10% loss
5% discount

=3% loss

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Q2.  A man sells an article at a profit of 25%. Had he bought it at 25% less and sold for Rs. 25 less and sold for Rs. 25 less, he would still have gained 25%. Find the cost of the article .
a. Rs. 80
b. Rs. 40
c. Rs. 60
d. None of these

if the price is x then

selling price=x-25

so (x-25)-.75x/.75x=.25

so x=400

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