Find the Original Price of The Article was :

If the cost of an article is ₹ P after two successive reductions of 20% and 25%, the original price of the article was

  1. 4 P/5
  2. 3 P/5
  3. 5 P /3
  4. 5 P/4
Anurag Mishra Professor Asked on 7th October 2015 in Maths.
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    Answer: (2) Rs. 3P/5

    Explanation:-
    The cost price of an article = Rs. P

    Successive reductions = 20% and 25%
    Then, Successive reductions = 20 + 25 – 20 x 25/100
    = 45 – 5
    = 40%

    Then, original price = P – P x 40/100
    = P – 2 P/5
    = (5P – 2P)/5
    = Rs. 3 P/5

    Hence, the answer is (2) Rs. 3P/5.

    Anurag Mishra Professor Answered on 7th October 2015.
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