What will be the value of x? If

The cost price of 20 articles is the same as the selling price of x articles. If the profit is 25%, then the value of x is:

  1. 15
  2. 16
  3. 18
  4. 25
Monis Rasool Professor Asked on 12th June 2015 in Maths.
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    Answer: (2) 16
    Explanation:-

    Let the CP of articles be Rs.X.
    S.P. of X articles  = Rs.20
    Profit = 20 – X
    Therefore, (20 – X) x 100/X = 25
    2000 – 100X = 25X
    125X = 2000
    X = 2000/125
    X = 16

    Hence, the value of X is 16.

    Anurag Mishra Professor Answered on 13th June 2015.
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