# A shopkeeper sells two V. sets for Rs. 20,000 each

A shopkeeper sells two T.V. sets for Rs. 20,000 each. On one he gains 15% and on the other he loses 15%. Then, the shopkeeper’s gain or loss is

- gain of 25%
- gain of 4%
- loss of 4%
- loss of 2.25%

**Answer: (4) loss of 2.25%**

**Solution:-**

The selling price of a T.V. set = Rs.20,000

Gain = 15%

Then, the cost price of a T.V. set = 20,000 x 100/115

= Rs.17,391.30

If loss = 15%

Then, the cost price of T.V. set = 20,000 x 100/85

= Rs.23529.71

Total cost price of both T.V. set = 23,529.71 + 17,391.30

= Rs.40,921

Selling price of both T.V. set = 2 x 20,000

= Rs.40,000

Then, Loss = 40,900 – 40,000

= Rs.900

Percentage of loss = 900 x 100/40,000

= 2.25%

Then, the shopkeeper’s loss is 2.25%.

Hence, the correct answer is option (4) loss of 2.25%.