How Many Should be Sell for 50% Gain? If

A man bought toffees at 6 for a rupee. How many toffees for rupee must he sell to gain 50%?

  1. 5
  2. 2
  3. 4
  4. 6
Desire Adnan Default Asked on 5th August 2015 in Maths.
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    Answer: (3) 4.
    Explanation:-
    A man bought 6 toffees = Rs.1
    Therefore, Cost of 1 toffees = Rs.1/6

    Gain = 50 %
    Then, the selling price of 6 toffees = 150 % of Rs.1
    = 150/100
    = 3/2

    For Rs.3/2 , toffees sold = 6
    For Rs.1 , toffees sold = 6 x 2/3
    = 2 x 2
    = 4
    Hence, the answer is (3) 4.

    Anurag Mishra Professor Answered on 5th August 2015.
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