Discount


  1. A merchant has announced 25% rebate on prices of ready made garments at the time of sale. If a purchaser needs to have a rebate of ₹ 400, then how many shirts, each costing ₹ 320, should he purchase?
    1. 10
    2. 7
    3. 6
    4. 5

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    ∵ Marked price of a shirt = ₹ 320
    Discount on a shirt = 320 x 25/100 = ₹ 80

    Correct Option: D

    ∵ Marked price of a shirt = ₹ 320
    Discount on a shirt = 320 x 25/100 = ₹ 80

    ∴ Number of shirts has to be purchased to get a rebate of ₹ 400 = 400/80 = 5


  1. The difference between a discount of 40% on ₹ 500 and two successive discounts of 36% and 4% on the same amount is?
    1. ₹ 0
    2. ₹ 2
    3. ₹ 1.93
    4. ₹ 7.20

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    ∵ Single discount equivalent to 36% and 4%
    = 36 + 4 - {(36 x 4)/100} = 38.56

    Correct Option: D

    ∵ Single discount equivalent to 36% and 4%
    = 36 + 4 - {(36 x 4)/100} = 38.56

    ∴ Required difference
    = {(40 - 38.56) x 500}/100 = 1.44 x 5 = ₹ 7.20



  1. A merchant marked the price on his goods 20% more than its cost price and allows a discount of 15%. His gain percent is
    1. 1%
    2. 2%
    3. 10%
    4. 15%

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    Here, r = 20% and r1 = 15%
    Required profit per cent =[ r(100 - r1)/100] - r1
    = [20(100 - 15)/100] - 15

    Correct Option: B

    Here, r = 20% and r1 = 15%
    Required profit per cent =[ r(100 - r1)/100] - r1
    = [20(100 - 15)/100] - 15
    = 17 - 15
    = 2%


  1. Rita bought a television set with 20% discount on the labelled price. She made a profit of ₹ 800 by selling it for ₹ 16800. The labelled price of the set was
    1. ₹ 10000
    2. ₹ 20000
    3. ₹ 20800
    4. ₹ 24000

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    Let labelled price of TV = ₹ R
    ∴ SP of the TV = [R x (100 - 20)] / 100

    Correct Option: B

    Let labelled price of TV = ₹ R
    ∴ SP of the TV = [R x (100 - 20)] / 100 = ₹ 4R/5
    But 16800 - 800 = 4R/5
    ∴ x = (16000 x 5)/4 = ₹ 20000



  1. The marked price of an article is ₹ 500. It is sold on two successive discounts of 20% and 10%. The selling price of that article is
    1. ₹ 350
    2. ₹ 375
    3. ₹ 360
    4. ₹ 400

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    ∵ Marked price of an article = ₹ 500
    The selling price of article after discount 20% and 10%
    = 500 x {(100 - 20) / 100} x {(100 - 10) / 100}

    Correct Option: C

    ∵ Marked price of an article = ₹ 500
    The selling price of article after discount 20% and 10%
    = 500 x {(100 - 20) / 100} x {(100 - 10) / 100}
    = 500 x (80/100) x (90/100)
    = ₹ 360