# Recent questions tagged profit-loss

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By selling $25$ kg of rice, a trader gains the selling price of $5$ kg of rice. The gain of the trader in $\%$ is :$12.5 \%$$20 \%$$25 \%$$33.3 \% 1 answer 2 By selling 33 meters of cloth, one gains the selling price of 11 meters. Find the gain percent :20 \%$$40 \%$$50 \%$$22 \%$
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One part of a hostel’s monthly expenses is fixed, and the other part is proportional to the number of its boarders. The hostel collects $₹ \; 1600$ per month from ea...
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Anil, Bobby and Chintu jointly invest in a business and agree to share the overall profit in proportion to their investments. Anil’s share of investment is $70 \%.$ His...
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A person buys tea of three different qualities at ₹$\; 800,$ ₹ $\; 500,$ and ₹$\; 300 \; \text{per kg},$ respectively, and the amounts bought are in the proportio...
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Amal purchases some pens at $₹ \; 8$ each. To sell these, he hires an employee at a fixed wage. He sells $100$ of these pens at $₹ \; 12$ each. If the remaining pens ...
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A man buys $35 \; \text{kg}$ of sugar and sets a marked price in order to make a $20\%$ profit. He sells $5 \; \text{kg}$ at this price, and $15 \; \text{kg}$ at a $10\%$...
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Aron bought some pencils and sharpeners. Spending the same amount of money as Aron, Aditya bought twice as many pencils and $10$ less sharpeners. If the cost of one sharp...
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Anil buys $12$ toys and labels each with the same selling price. He sells $8$ toys initially at $20\%$ discount on the labeled price. Then he sells the remaining $4$ toys...
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A person spent Rs $50000$ to produce a desktop computer and a laptop computer. He sold the desktop at $20\%$ profit and the laptop at $10\%$ loss. If overall he made a $2... 1 answer 11 Goods were bought for ₹$600$and sold the same day for ₹$650.25$at a credit of$9$months and still there was a gain of$2\%$. The rate percent is:$\frac{19}{3}\...
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A man sells an article at a gain of $15\%$ Had he bought it at $10\%$ less and sold it for ₹ $4$ less, he would have gained $25\%$. The cost price of the article is :�...
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An agent buys a T.V set listed at $\text₹10,000$ and gets $10\%$ and $20\%$ successive discounts. He spends $10\%$ of his C.P. on transport. At what price(in rupees) sh...
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$A$ has to pay $\text ₹220$ to $B$ after $1$ year. $B$ asks $A$ to pay $\text ₹110$ in cash and defer the payment of $\text ₹110$ for $2$ years. $A$ agrees to it. C...
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By selling $45$ limes for Rs. $40,$ a woman loses $20\%.$ How many should she sell for Rs. $24$ to gain $20\%$ in the transaction?$16$$18$$20$$22$
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The percentage profit earned by selling an article for Rs. $1,920$ is equal to the percentage loss incurred by selling the same article for Rs. $1,280$. At what price sho...
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If I sell a computer at $80\%$ of its marked price, I make a loss of $12\%$. What $\%$ profit will I make if the computer is sold at $95\%$ of its marked price ?$5\%$ pro...
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A shopkeeper sells two tables, each procured at cost price $p,$ to Amal and Asim at a profit of $20\%$ and at a loss of $20\%$, respectively. Amal sells his table to Bima...
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Mukesh purchased $10$ bicycles in $2017$, all at the same price. He sold six of these at a profit of $25\%$ and the remaining four at a loss of $25\%$. If he made a total...
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A trader sells $10$ litres of a mixture of paints $\text{A}$ and $\text{B}$, where the amount of $\text{B}$ in the mixture does not exceed that of $\text{A}$. The cost of...
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A wholesaler bought walnuts and peanuts, the price of walnut per kg being thrice that of peanut per kg. He then sold $8$ kg of peanuts at a profit of $10\%$ and $16$ kg o...
The manufacturer of a table sells it to a wholesale dealer at a profit of $10\%$. The wholesale dealer sells the table to a retailer at a profit of $30\%$. Finally, the r...
Mayank buys some candies for Rs $15$ a dozen and an equal number of different candies for Rs $12$ a dozen. He sells all for Rs $16.50$ a dozen and makes a profit of Rs $1... 1 answer 24 If a seller gives a discount of$15\%$on retail price, she still makes a profit of$2\%$. Which of the following ensures that she makes a profit of$20\%$?Give a discoun... 0 answers 25 If Fatima sells$60$identical toys at a$40\%$discount on the printed price, then she makes$20\%$profit. Ten of these toys are destroyed in fire. While selling the re... 1 answer 26 In a market, the price of medium quality mangoes is half that of good mangoes. A shopkeeper buys$80$kg good mangoes and$40$kg medium quality mangoes from the market a... 1 answer 27 Suppose,$\text{C1, C2, C3, C4}$, and$\text{C5}$are five companies. The profits made by$\text{C1, C2}$, and$\text{C3}$are in the ratio$9: 10: 8$while the profits m... 1 answer 28 Instead of a metre scale, a cloth merchant uses a$120\; \text{cm}$scale while buying, but uses an$80\; \text{cm}$scale while selling the same cloth. If he offers a di... 0 answers 29 A watch dealer incurs an expense of Rs.$150$for producing every watch. He also incurs an additional expenditure of Rs.$30,000$, which is independent of the number of w... 0 answers 30 I sold two watches for Rs.$300$each, one at the loss of$10\%$and the other at the profit of$10\%$. What is the percentage of loss$(–)$or profit$(+)$that resulted... 0 answers 31 A stockist wants to make some profit by selling sugar. He contemplates about various methods. Which of the following would maximise his profit?Sell sugar at$10\%$profit... 1 answer 32 On selling a pen at$5\%$loss and a book at$15\%$gain, Karim gains Rs.$7$. If he sells the pen at$5\%$gain and the book at$10\%$gain, he gains Rs.$13$. What is t... 1 answer 33 A television company manufactures two models of televisions-A and B. Each unit of model A requires four hours to manufacture and each unit of model B requires two hours t... 1 answer 34 If the selling price of 30 pencils is equal to the cost price of 50 pencils. Find out the profit or loss %. 3 answers 35 1 answer 36 Instead of a metre scale, a cloth merchant uses a$120$cm scale while buying, but uses an 80 cm scale while selling the same cloth. If he offers a discount of$20$perce... 1 answer 37 A watch dealer incurs an expense of Rs$150$for producing every watch. He also incurs an additional expenditure of Rs.$30,000$, which is independent of the number of wa... 1 answer 38 The cost of a diamond varies directly as the square of its weight. Once, this diamond broke into four pieces with weights in the ratio$1 : 2 : 3 : 4\$. When the pieces we...