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**1).**ย A cloth merchant, selling at 15% profit uses a faulty measuring rod, that measures 90cm for a meter . Find his profit percent actually earned.

a)ย ย ย 17%

b)ย ย ย 37.5%

c)ย ย ย 27.7%

d)ย ย ย 21.2%

**2).**ย A trader makes a profit of 20% on the whole even when his scale reads 15% less. What is his % mark up, over and above cost Price?

a)ย ย ย 33(1/3)%

b)ย ย ย 16.67%

c)ย ย ย 41%

d)ย ย ย 28%

**3).**ย A mixes 20 kg sugar which cost him Rs.10/ kg with 35 kg of Sugar that cost him Rs.14 / kg and sells the mixture at Rs.13 / kg. What is his profit % ?

a)ย ย ย 4.12%

b)ย ย ย 3.62%

c)ย ย ย 2.82%

d)ย ย ย None of these

**4).**ย A fruit seller buys 100 apples, at 2 per rupee and 125 apples at 3 per rupee. He mixes them together and sell for 1 per rupee. Find his Profit / loss % ?

a)ย ย ย 100%

b)ย ย ย More than 100%

c)ย ย ย Less than 100%

d)ย ย ย None of these

**5).**ย A man buys oranges at 6 a rupee. For how many a rupee should he sell so as to gain 20% ?

a)ย ย ย 3

b)ย ย ย 2

c)ย ย ย 5

d)ย ย ย None of these

**6).**ย Babli bought 30 pens and 10 pencils for Rs.600. She sold the pens at a profit of 10% and pencils at a profit of 20% and made a total profit of Rs.90. Find the Cost Price per pen.

a)ย ย ย Rs. 15

b)ย ย ย Rs. 5

c)ย ย ย Rs. 20

d)ย ย ย None of these

**7).**ย A sales man sells shirt at a profit of 10%. When he increases the Selling Price by Rs. 25 per shirt, Theย profit increases by 5% . Find the new S.P.

a)ย ย ย Rs. 500

b)ย ย ย Rs. 525

c)ย ย ย Rs. 575

d)ย ย ย Cannot be determined

**8).**ย A shopkeeper marks his goods 16.67% above its Cost Price. Find the maximum discount that he can give so that he still makes a profit of 5% ?

a)ย ย ย 11.6%

b)ย ย ย 9.6%

c)ย ย ย 10%

d)ย ย ย None of these

**9).**ย A traveler sells his goods at 15% discount and incurs a loss of 2% . How much % above cost price does he mark up his goods?

a)ย ย ย 13.5%

b)ย ย ย 12.3%

c)ย ย ย 15.3%

d)ย ย ย 11.5%

**10).**ย A busy a television at a discount of 10% and sells it at a profit of 20%. How much % above the marked Price is the Selling Price ?

a)ย ย ย 20%

b)ย ย ย 15%

c)ย ย ย 12%

d)ย ย ย 8%

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**1). c) 2). c) 3). b) 4). b) 5). c) 6). d) 7). c) 8). c) 9). c) 10). d)**

__Solutions:__**1).**ย Let C.P. per cm = Rs. 1, for 90 cm = Rs. 90

CP for 100 cm = Rs.100, SP for 100 cm = 115

Profit % = [(115-90) /90] ร 100 = 27.7%

**ย Answer : c)**

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**2).**ย According to the question, a trader is given more to a customer than for what he is charging because his scale is reading 15% less. That means when the trader is giving 100 units actually, his scale is showing only 85 units.

Let C.P per unit =ย Rs. 1,

CP for 100 units = Rs. 100 (Actual C.P.)

Actual Revenue earned = 100 + 20%[.: Actual profit = 20%]

= Rs.120ย ร ย (S.P. for 85 units according to trader)

C.P. for 85 units = Rs.85 (Wrong C.P)

According to trader, he is selling 85 units for Rs.120

Mark up % = [(120-85) / 85] ร100 = 41.1%

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**Note**ย ย : The trader is charging Rs.120 for 85 units, although he is actually giving 100 units to the customers].**Answer : c)**

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**3).**ย Total CP = (20 ร10) + (35 ร14) = 200 + 490 = 690

Total SP = 13(20 + 35) = 715

% Profit =[ (715 – 690) / 690] ร 100 = 3.62%

**Answer : b)**

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**4).**ย Total Cost Price = 100 (1/2) + 125 (1/3)

= 50+41.66 = 91.66

Total S.P = 225 ร 1 = 225

Profit % =[ (225 โ 91.66) / 91.66] ร 100 = 145.47%

**Answer : b)**

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**5).**ย C.P. of 6 oranges = Rs. 1

S.P. of 6 oranges = 1 + (20 / 100)(1) = 1.2

Rs. 1.2 is SP for 6 oranges.

Rs. 1 is SP for (6/1.2) ร (1) = 5 oranges.

**Answer : c)**

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**6).**ย Let C.P per pen = Rs. x

C.P. for 30 pens = 30x

CP for 10 pencils = 600 โ 30x

(10/100)(30x) + (20/100)(600 โ 30x) = 90

3x + 120 – 6x = 90

30 = 3x

x = 10

**Answer : d)**

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**7).**ย Profit of 5% = 25

(5 /100) CP = 25, CP = 500

Initial S.P = 500 ร (110 / 100) = 550

New S.P = 550 + 25 = 575 or 500 ร (115 / 100) = Rs. 575

**Answer : c)**

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**8).**ย 16.67 % = 1/6

Letย C.P. = 120, then marked Price = 140

To make a profit of 5 %, Selling Price should be 120 ร (105 / 100) = 126

Hence, 140 โ (x / 100) (140) = 126

14 = (7/5 ) xย ร ย x = 10, a maximum discount of10% can be given, so that the shopkeeperย still makes a profit of 5%.

**Answer : c)**

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**9).**ย Let M.P = 100, then S.P. = (85 / 100) ร 100 = 85

C.P = 85 ร (100 / 98) = 86.73

Mark up above Cost Price = [(100 โ 86.73) / 86.73 ] ร 100 = 15.3%

**Answer : c)**

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**10).**ย Let MP = 100, CP for A = 90, SP for A

= 90 ร (120 / 100) = 108

SP is 8% above the Marked Price.

**Answer : d)**

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