1 . 
A shopkeeper bought 30 kg of wheat at the rate of Rs. 45 per kg. He sold forty per cent of the total quantity at the rate of Rs. 50 per kg . Approximately, at what price per kg should he sell the remaining quantity to make 25 per cent overall profit? 

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option
D


Explanation : 







2 . 
A man buys a single apple for Rs. 25. If he were to buy a dozen apples, he would have to pay a total amount of Rs. 250. What would be the approximate per cent discount he would get on buying a dozen apples ? 

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option
E


Explanation : 







3 . 
Manoj sold an article for Rs. 15000. Had he offered a discount of 10% on the selling price, he would have earned a profit of 8%. What is the cost price ? 

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option
A


Explanation : 







4 . 
Naresh purchased a TV set for Rs. 11250 after getting discount of 10% on the labelled price. He spent Rs. 150 on transport and Rs. 800 on installation. At what price should it be sold so that the profit earned would have been 15% if no discount was offered ? 

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option
B


Explanation : 







5 . 
The profit earned after selling a wrist watch for Rs. 4080 is the same as loss incurred after selling the same wrist watch for Rs. 3650. What is the cost price of the wrist watch ? 

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option
D


Explanation : 

Cost price of watch = ${4080 + 3650} \over 2$ = $7730 \over 2$ = 3865 





6 . 
The profit earned after selling an article for ` 996 is the same as loss incurred after selling the article for ` 894. What is the cost price of the article ? 

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option
C


Explanation : 

The cost price of an article = ${996 + 894} \over 2$ = $1890 \over 2$ = Rs.945 





7 . 
A horse and a carriage together cost Rs. 8,000. 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 horse? 

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option
D


Explanation : 







8 . 
A cycle agent buys 30 bicycles, of which 8 are first grade and the rest are second grade for Rs. 3150. Find at what price he must sell the first grade bicycles so that if he sells the second grade bicycles at third quarter of the price, he may make a profit of 40% on both the types of transactions? 

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option
C


Explanation : 







9 . 
A screw driver and a hammer currently have the same price. If the price of a screw driver rises by 5% and the price of hammer goes up by 3%, then how much more will it cost to buy 3 screw drivers and 3 hammers ? 

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option
B


Explanation : 







10 . 
A manufacturer sells a pair of glasses to a wholesale dealer at a profit of 18%. The wholesaler sells the same to a retailer at a profit of 20%. The retailer in turn sells them to a customer of 25%. If the cost price to the customer is Rs. 30.09, then the cost price of the manufacturer is 

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option
C


Explanation : 







11 . 
A departmental store receives a shipment of 1,000 shirts, for which it pays Rs. 9,000. The store sells the shirts at a price 80 per cent above the cost for one month, after which it reduces the price of the shirts to 20 per cent above the cost. The store sells 750 shirts for one month and 50 per cent of the remaining shirts afterwards. How much gross income did the sales of the shirts generate ? 

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option
D


Explanation : 







12 . 
A company bought a total of 60 computers and 20 printers to modernise billing operations. If the price of each computer was three times the price of each printer then what per cent of the total cost of the purchase was the total cost of the printers ? 

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option
A


Explanation : 







13 . 
A company blends two varieties of tea from two different tea gardens, one variety costing Rs. 20 per kg and other Rs. 25 per kg, in the ratio 5 : 4. He sells the blended tea at Rs. 23 per kg. Find his profit per cent : 

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option
B


Explanation : 

Profit % = $7x \over 200x$ $\times$ 100 = 3.5% 





14 . 
A shopkeeper sells a pair of sunglasses at a profit of 25%. If he has bought it at 25% less and sold it for Rs.10 less, then he would have gained 40%. Determine the cost price of the pair of sunglasses. 

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option
A


Explanation : 

CP = $100 \over 20$ $\times$ 10 = Rs.50 





15 . 
An article is listed at Rs. 65. A customer bought this article for Rs. 56.16 and got two successive discounts of which the first one is 10%. The other rate of discount of this scheme that was allowed by the shopkeeper was : 

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option
B


Explanation : 







16 . 
A milkman buys some milk contained in 10 vessels of equal size. If he sells his milk at Rs. 5 a litre, he loses Rs. 200; while selling it at Rs. 6 a litre, he would gain Rs. 150 on the whole. Find the number of litres contained in each cask 

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option
B


Explanation : 







17 . 
The cost price of two motor cycles is the same. One is sold at a profit of 15% and the other for Rs. 4800 more than the first. If the net profit is 20% then the cost price of each motor cycle is 

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option
A


Explanation : 







18 . 
Hari buys a horse at a discount of 25%. At what percentage above the cost price should he sell to make a profit of 25% over the original list price? 

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option
D


Explanation : 







19 . 
A trader has 50 kg of rice, a part of which he sells at 10% profit and the rest at 5% loss. He gains 7% on the whole. How much was sold at 10% gain and how much was sold at 5% loss? 

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option
D


Explanation : 







20 . 
A man wants to sell his scooter. There are two offers, one at Rs. 12,000 cash and the other at a credit or Rs. 12,880 to be paid after 8 months, at 18% rate per annum money being at annum. Which is the better offer ? 

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option
A


Explanation : 







21 . 
Even after reducing the marked price of a transistor by ` 32, a shopkeeper makes a profit of 15%. If the cost price be ` 320, what percentage of profit would he have made if he had sold the transistor at the marked price? 

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option
A


Explanation : 







22 . 
A man bought two packets of toffees, the same number in each. The first, he bought at 5 paise each, but the second at 3 for 13 paise. He then mixed them all together and sold them at 70 paise a dozen. His gain is 

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option
A


Explanation : 







23 . 
Goods are sold so that when 4 per cent is taken off the list price, a profit of 20% is made. How much per cent is the list price more than the cost price ? 

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option
A


Explanation : 







24 . 
A profit of 20% is made on goods when a discount of 10% is given on the marked price. What profit per cent will be made when a discount of 20% is given on the marked price? 

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option
A


Explanation : 







25 . 
A dealer sells a table for ` 400, making a profit of 25%. He sells another table at a loss of 10%, and on the whole he makes neither profit nor loss. What did the second table cost him ? 

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option
B


Explanation : 







26 . 
Each of the two horses is sold for Rs. 720. The first one is sold at 25% profit and the other one at 25% loss. What is the % loss or gain in this deal ? 

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option
B


Explanation : 







27 . 
Each of the two cars is sold at the same price. A profit of 10% is made on the first and a loss of 7% is made on the second. What is the combined loss or gain ? 

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option
B


Explanation : 







28 . 
Profit earned by an organisation is distributed among officers and clerks in the ratio of 5 : 3. If the number of officers is 45 and the number of clerks is 80 and the amount received by each officer is Rs.25,000, what was the total amount of profit earned? 

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option
D


Explanation : 







29 . 
A shopkeeper labelled the price of his articles so as to earn a profit of 30% on the cost price. He,then sold the articles by offering a discount of 10% on the labelled price. What is the actual per cent profit earned in the deal? 

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option
E


Explanation : 

So, actual profit per cent = $(117  100) \over 100$ $\times$ = 17% 





