What will be the Cost Price of Typewriter? If

A man sells his typewriter at 5% loss. Ifhe sells it for Rs. 80 more, he gain 5%. The cost price of typewriter is:

  1. Rs. 1600
  2. Rs. 1200
  3. Rs. 1000
  4. Rs. 800
Desire Adnan Default Asked on 5th August 2015 in Maths.
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    Answer: (1) Rs.1600

    Explanation:-
    L the cost price of a type writer is Rs.X
    Loss = 5 %

    Then, the selling price of typewriter = X x 95/100
    = 19 X / 20

    Gain = 5 %
    Then the selling price = X x 105/100
    = 21 X / 20

    Then,  21 X / 20 – 19 X/20 = 80
    ( 21 X –  20 X ) / 20 = 80
    X = 80 x 20
    X = Rs.1600

    Then, the cost price of a typewriter is Rs.1600

    Hence, the answer is (1) Rs.1600.

    Anurag Mishra Professor Answered on 7th August 2015.
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