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Q. Jacob bought a scooter for a certain money. He spent 10% of the cost on repairs and sold the scooter for a profit of Rs.1100. How much did he spend on repairs if he made of profit of 20%?

  • A) Rs 400
  • B) RS 440
  • C) Rs 500
  • D) Rs 550
Q. A man bought goods worth Rs. 6000 and sold half of them at a gain of 10%. At what gain percent must he sell the remainder so as to get a gain of 25% on the hole?

  • A) 0.25
  • B) 0.3
  • C) 0.35
  • D) 0.4
Q. The total CP of two watches is Rs900 One is sold out 20% profit and other at a loss of 25% There is no gain and loss in whole transaction The CP of the cost in whole transaction on which the shopkeeper losses is

  • A) 400
  • B) 450
  • C) 500
  • D) 540
Q. A shop stores x kg of rice. The first customer buys half this amount plus half a kg of rice. The second customer buys half the remaining amount plus half a kg of rice. Then the third customer also buys half the remaining amount plus half a kg of rice. Thereafter, no rice is left in the shop. Which of the following best describes the value of x?

  • A) 2 ≤ x ≤ 6
  • B) 9 ≤ x ≤ 12
  • C) 11≤ x ≤ 14
  • D) 13 ≤ x ≤ 18
Q. In 1978, a kg of paper was sold at Rs25/-. If the paper rate increases at 1.5% more than inflation rate which is of 6.5% a year, then what will be the cost of a kg of paper after 2 years?

  • A) 29.12
  • B) 29.72
  • C) 30.12
  • D) 32.65
Q. A trader purchases two sofa sets at price which are in ratio 5 : 3. The profit percentage he made on second set twice the (Numerical value) loss made on the first set. In entire transaction the trader make gain of 2.5%. What is loss percentage on the first set?

  • A) 16%
  • B) 12%
  • C) 20%
  • D) 12.5%
Q. A student calculated a percentage of profit on a transaction by taking SP as a base and arrived at figure 50% profit. What is correct profit percentage?

  • A) 50%
  • B) 66.65%
  • C) 100%
  • D) 200%
Q. Ganeshan bought 100 kg of rice for Rs. 1100 and sold it at a loss of as much money as he received for 20 kg rice. At what price did he sell the rice?

  • A) Rs. 9 per kg
  • B) Rs. 9.1666 per kg
  • C) Rs. 9.5 per kg
  • D) Rs. 10.33 per kg
Q. Rajesh sold a clock for Rs.204 at a loss of fifteen percent. At what rate should he have sold the clock to earn a profit of twenty five percent?

  • A) Rs.300
  • B) Rs.320
  • C) Rs.285
  • D) Rs.240
Q. A man bought some fruits at the rate of 16 for Rs.24 and sold them at the rate of 12 for Rs.27. what is the profit percent?

  • A) 40%
  • B) 60%
  • C) 50%
  • D) 16%
Today's Challenging Question
Q. Ajay & Bimal can do a price of work in 10 days, Bimal & Chetan can do in 15 days and Chetan and Ajay in 20 days. They work together for 6 days and then Ajay leaves and now Bimal & Chetan work together for 4 more days. If Bimal leaves, how long will Chetan take to finish the work?
A) 12 days
B) 10 days
C) 16 days
D) none
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