# What is his Profit or Loss Percent? If

A dishonest dealer sells his goods at 10% loss on cost price but uses 20% less weight. What is his profit or loss percent?

- 12% loss
- 22.5% gain
- 13.9 % loss
- 12.5 % gain

**Answer: (3) 12.5 % gain**

**Explanation:-**

Let the C . P . of 1 kg goods be Rs. X.

Let us consider the packet of goods marked 1 kg.

He uses 20 % less weight of goods,

Then, the actual weight = 1 x 80/100 = 08. kg

The C P of 0.8 kg = Rs. 0.8 X.

He get 10 % loss,

Then, Selling price of 1 kg goods = 90 % the C P of 1 kg goods.

= X 90/100

= Rs.0.9 X

Profit = 0.9 – 0.8

= 0.1 X

Then, Profit % = 0.1 x 100/0.8

= 100/8

= 12.5 %

Then, the profit percent is 12.5 %.

Hence, the answer is (3) 12. 5 %.