# His Gain Percent is

A shopkeeper claims to sell his articles at a discount of 10 % but marks his articles by increasing the cost of each be 40 % . His gain percent is

- 26%
- 29%
- 30%
- 35%

**Answer: (1) 26 %**

**Explanation:-**

Let the cost price of an article = Rs.100

A shopkeeper marks his article by increasing the cost of 40 %.

Then, the selling price = 100 + 100 x 40/100

= 100 + 40

= Rs.140

He gave 10 % discount,

Then, The selling price = 140 – 140 x 10/100

= 140 – 14

= Rs.126

Gain percent = 126 – 100

= 26 %

Hence, the answer is (1) 26 %.