Find the Gain Percent at the Original Price? If

An article is sold at a certain price. By selling it at 2/3 of that price one loses 10%. Find the gain percent at the original price?

  1. 15%
  2. 25%
  3. 35%
  4. 45%
Monis Rasool Professor Asked on 9th June 2015 in Maths.
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Answer: (3) 35%
Explanation:-

Let the original S.P be = Rs.X
Then, new selling price = 2X/3
Loss = 10%
So, Cost price = 100 x 2X/90 x 3 = 20X/27
Now, C.P  = 20X /27  and C.P = X
Then, Gain = X – 20X/27
= 7X/27
Gain% = 7X x 100 x 27/27 x 20X = 35%

Hence, the gain percent at the original price is 35%.

Anurag Mishra Professor Answered on 9th June 2015.
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