Staff Selection Commission : Article

Profit and Loss
  • 2016-07-17
Profit and Loss
 SSC 

1) What is the difference between a discount of 35% on Rs. 1800 and two successive discounts of 20% and 15% on the same amount?

(1) Rs. 50      (2) Rs. 32      (3) Rs. 54

(4) Rs. 78      (5) None of these

2) If a man sells his cycle for Rs. 1054, he loses 15%. At what price should he sell it to gain 20%?

(1) Rs. 1164   (2) Rs. 1196   (3) Rs. 1240

(4) Rs. 1372   (5) Rs. 1488

3) A shopkeeper marks his goods 32% above the cost price but allows 25% discount for each payment. If he sells the article for Rs. 891, then what is its cost price?

(1) Rs. 900    (2) Rs. 850    (3) Rs. 800

(4) Rs. 750    (5) None of these

4) If 10% discount is allowed on the marked price then the profit is 20%. If the discount is increased to 20% then what will be the profit percentage?

(1) 6 2/3 %   (2) 5%          (3) 8%

(4) 5 1/3%    (5) 12 ½%

5) The successive discounts of 40% and 30% are equivalent to a single discount of

(1) 30%        (2) 15%        (3) 58%

(4) 25%        (5) None of these

6) Vipul sold an item for Rs. 7600 an incurred a loss of 20%. At what price should he sell it to earn a profit of 20%?

(1) Rs. 10400           (2) Rs. 11400

(3) Rs. 12400           (4) Rs. 14400

(5) None of these

7) A merchant has 60 kg of sugar, some part of which he sells at 8% gain and the remaining at 18% gain. Thus, he gains 14% on the whole. Find the quantity of sugar sold at 18% profit.

(1) 36 kg       (2) 24 kg       (3) 30 kg

(4) 20 kg       (5) None of these

8) A shopkeeper bought 20 pens and sold 18 pens for the same price. What per cent did he gain or lose?

(1) 11 1/9% loss      (2) 11 1/9% gain

(3) 22 2/3% loss      (4) 16 2/3% gain

(5) 20% loss

9) After successive discounts of 20%, 10% and 5% a certain good is sold for Rs. 6840. Find the actual price of the good.

(1) Rs.6000    (2) Rs.9000    (3) Rs.10800

(4) Rs.10000  (5) Rs.10050

10) A man sells an article at 20% gain. If he sells it at 30% gain, h gets Rs.36 more. Find the cost price of the article.

(1) Rs. 285    (2) Rs. 485    (3) Rs. 325

(4) Rs. 360    (5) Rs. 420


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