Hello Aspirants. Welcome to Online Quantitative Aptitude section in AffairsCloud.com. Here we are creating question sample in **Profit and loss** , which is common for all the competitive exams. We have included Some questions that are repeatedly asked in exams!!!

**By selling a TV for Rs.20855, a dealer suffers a loss of 3%, at what price should he sell it to gain 7% ?**

A.Rs.23,500

B.Rs.23,005

C.Rs.22,750

D.Rs.24,200

E.None of theseAnswer –**B.Rs.23,005**

**Explanation :**

SP = 97/100 * CP

CP = 20855*100/97 = 21500

Gain 7%

New SP = 21500*107/100 = 23005**An item was brought at Rs.A and sold at Rs.B there by earning a profit of 20%.Had the value of A been 15% less and the value of B been Rs.76 less, a profit of 30% would have been earned. What was the value of B ?**

A.Rs.920

B.Rs.800

C.Rs.960

D.Rs.750

E.None of theseAnswer –**C.Rs.960**

**Explanation :**

CP = A, SP = B

SP = B = 120A/100 = 6A/5……………..I

SP = B – 76

CP = 85/100A = 17/20A

P = 30%

130/100 * 17/20 A = B – 76

B = 221/200x + 76………………………….II

Equate I and II

221A/200 + 76 = 6A/5

76 = 240A – 221A/200

A = 76*200/19

A = 800

B = 6*800/5 = 960**A shopkeeper bought 30kg of rice at Rs.75 per kg and 20 kg of rice the rate of Rs.70. per kg.If he mixed the two brand of rice and sold the mixture at Rs.80 per kg. Find his gain**

A.Rs.350

B.Rs.550

C.Rs.420

D.Rs.210

E.None of theseAnswer –**A.Rs.350**

**Explanation :**

CP = 30*75 + 20*70 = 2250 + 1400

= 3650

SP =80*(30+20) = 4000

Gain = 4000-3650 = 350**Cost price of 80 note books is equal to the selling price of 65 note books.The gain or loss % is**

A.23%

B.32%

C.42%

D.27%

E.None of theseAnswer –**A.23%**

**Explanation :**

% = [80 – 65/65]*100

= 15*100/65 = 1500/65

= 23.07 = 23% profit**A shopkeeper gains 15% after allowing a discount of 20% on the market price of an article. Find his profit %, if the articles are sold at market price allowing no discount ?**

A.50%

B.53.75%

C.43.76%

D.45%

E.None of theseAnswer –**C.43.76%**

**Explanation :**

Market price = Rs.100

SP = Rs.80, Discount = 20

Gain = 15%

CP = 80*100/115 = 69.56

Profit % = [100-69.56/69.56]*100

= 30.44*100/69.56

= 43.76%**Articles are marked at a price which gives a profit of 22%. After allowing a certain discount the profit reduced to half of previous profit, then the discount % is**

A.9%

B.7%

C.10%

D.12%

E.None of theseAnswer –**A.9%**

**Explanation :**

CP = 100

MP = 122

SP = 111

% of D => 122 *(100-x)/100 = 111

122*(100-x) = 11100

12200-122x = 11100

12200-11100 = 122x

X = 1100/122 = 9.02 = 9%**A man purchases some mangoes at the rate of 3 for Rs.40 and 5 for Rs.60.If he sells all the mangoes at the rate of 3 for Rs.50, find his gain or loss %**

A.15%

B.32%

C.20%

D.27%

E.None of theseAnswer –**B.32%**

**Explanation :**

3=> 40, 15=> 200

5 =>60, 15=> 180

Total = 200+180 = 380

3=> 50, 30=> 500

% = 500-380/380]*100 = 31.57 = 32%**If the manufacturer gains 5%, the Wholesale dealer 8% and the retailer 12%, then****the cost of production of an article whose retail price is Rs 1247, is**

A.Rs.1087

B.Rs.900

C.Rs.982

D.Rs.1150

E.None of theseAnswer –**C.Rs.982**

**Explanation :**

C.P. of article

= 1247 ×100/105×100/108 ×100/112= Rs. 981.8 = Rs.982**A Cow and a carriage together cost Rs 5000. If by selling the horse at a profit of****10% and the carriage at a loss of 10% a total profit of 2.5% is made, then what is****the cost price of the cow ?**

A.Rs.3200

B.Rs.3125

C.Rs.4200

D.Rs.4320

E.None of theseAnswer –**B.Rs.3125**

**Explanation :**

Let the CP of cow be Rs*x*then CP of carriage would be Rs (5000*-x*)

SP of horse = 1.1*x*

SP of carriage = 0.9 (5000 –*x*)

1.1*x*× 0.9 (5000 –*x*) = 5000 × 1.025 = 5125

1.1*x*+ 4500 – 0.9*x*= 5125

0.2*x*= 625

*x*= Rs 3125**By selling 16 bananas , a vendor loses the selling price of 4 bananas due to rain.Find his loss %**

A.10%

B.12%

C.17%

D.20%

E.None of theseAnswer –**D.20%**

**Explanation :**

Loss % = loss*100/total

= 4*100/20

= 400/20 = 20%

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