# What will be Gain Percent of Shopkeeper? If

A shopkeeper buys 144 items at 90 paise each. On the way 20 items are broken. He sells the remainder at ₹ 1.20 each. his gain percent correct to one place of decimal is

- 13.8%
- 14.6%
- 14.8%
- 15.8%

**Answer: (3). 14.8%**

The shopkeeper buys **144 i**tems at** 90 paise** each.

Therefore cost price of 144 items = **144 * .90 = 129.6**

According to question, **20 items** are broken on the way.

Therefore, remaining items are **144 – 20 = 124 items. **

A shopkeeper sells it at cost** Rs. 1.20** each item, therefore the selling price of these** 124 items = 124 * 1.20 = Rs. 148.8**

**Cost price = 129.6 , Selling price = 148.8, C.P < S.P** therefore, shopkeeper get profit on these 144 items.

**Gain = S.P – C.P = 148.8 – 129.6 = 19.2**

**Gain % = gain * 100 / C.P = 19.2 / 129.6 * 100% = 14.8%.**