How Much did He Buy a Dozen Lemon?

A vendor sells lemons at the rate of 5 for Rs.14 gaining thereby 40%. For how much did he buy a dozen lemon?

  1. Rs. 20
  2. Rs. 22
  3. Rs. 24
  4. None of these
Desire Adnan Default Asked on 4th August 2015 in Maths.
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Answer: (3) Rs.24
Explanation:-
A vendor sells lemons at the rate of 5 for Rs.14
Gain = 40 %
Then, cost price of 5 lemon = 14 x 100/140
= Rs.10
The cost price of one lemon  = 10/5
= Rs.5

Therefore, the cost price of 12 lemon = 12 x 2
= Rs.24

Hence the answer is (3) Rs.24.

Anurag Mishra Professor Answered on 6th August 2015.
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