# How Much Profit Get by A? If

A, B and C are shareholders in a company. In a certain year A got 1/3^{rd} share of the profit, B received 1/4^{th} share and C got ₹ 5,000. Then how much profit did A get?

- ₹ 3,000
- ₹ 5,000
- ₹ 1,000
- ₹ 4,000

**Answer: (4) 4, 000**

**Explanation:-
**Let the total profit be X.

A shared of the profit = 1/3^{rd}

B shared of the profit = 1/4^{th}

Total shared by A and B = 1/3 + 1/4 = (4 + 3)/12 = 7/12

C shared of the profit = 1 – 7/12 = (12 – 7)/12 = 5/12

C shared of the profit = X x 5/12 = 5000

5 X = 5000 x 12

X = Rs. 12000

Then, the shares of A = 12000/3 = Rs. 4000.

Hence, the answer is (4) 4, 000.