# What will be the Gain Percentage of Shopkeeper? If

A shopkeeper claims to sell his articles at a discount of 5% but marks up his articles by increasing the cost of each by 10%. His gain percent is-

- 5%
- 3.5%
- 6%
- 4.5%

**Answer: (4) 4.5 %**

**Explanation:-**

Let the cost price of an article = Rs.100

A shopkeeper marks 10 % increase of the cost price.

Then, the price of an article = 100 + 100 x 10/100

= 100 + 10

= Rs.110

He gave 5 % discount,

Then, the selling price of an article = 110 – 110 x 5/100

= 110 – 5 . 5

= 104.5

Profit % = 104.5 – 100

= 4.5 %

Hence, the answer is (4) 4.5 %.