# What will be the Percentage of Discount? If

If the cost price of an item 5/9 of its marked price and the profit is 20%, then the percentage of discount is:

- 199/3%
- 211/3%
- 100/3%
- 190/3%

**Answer: (3) 100/3%**

**Explanation:-**

Let be the Market price of an item = Rs.100

Then, the Cost price of an item = 100 x 5/9 = 500/9

Profit = 20%

Then, selling price = 500/9 + 500 x 20 /9 x 100

= 500/9 + 100/9 = 600/9

The percentage of discount = 100 – 600/9

= (900 – 600)/9

= 300/9

= 100/3%

Hence, the answer is (3) 100/3%.