Discount


  1. The price of a shirt after 15% discount, is Rs.119. What was the marked price of the shirt before discount?
    1. Rs.129
    2. Rs.140
    3. Rs.150
    4. Rs.160

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    Let the marked price of the shirt be Rs. x.
    According to the question,
    (100 – 15) % of x = 119

    ⇒  x ×
    85
    = 119
    100

    ⇒  x =
    119 × 100
    = Rs. 140
    85

    Correct Option: B

    Let the marked price of the shirt be Rs. x.
    According to the question,
    (100 – 15) % of x = 119

    ⇒  x ×
    85
    = 119
    100

    ⇒  x =
    119 × 100
    = Rs. 140
    85


  1. A shop keeper allows 20% discount on the marked price on his articles. Find the marked price of an article for which he charges Rs. 740.
    1. Rs. 725
    2. Rs. 875
    3. Rs. 925
    4. Rs. 1040

  1. View Hint View Answer Discuss in Forum

    Let the marked price of article be Rs. x.
    According to the question,

    x ×
    80
    = 740
    100

    ⇒  x = Rs.
    740 × 100
    80

    = Rs. 925

    Correct Option: C

    Let the marked price of article be Rs. x.
    According to the question,

    x ×
    80
    = 740
    100

    ⇒  x = Rs.
    740 × 100
    80

    = Rs. 925



  1. A shopkeeper fixes the price of an article at 30% higher than its actual cost. If the sells it at 10% discount on marked price then, the profit is :
    1. 18%
    2. 19%
    3. 17%
    4. 20%

  1. View Hint View Answer Discuss in Forum

    Let the C.P. of article be Rs. 100.
    ∴  Marked price = Rs. 130

    S.P. =
    130 × 90
    = Rs. 117
    100

    ∴ Profit% = 17%
    OR
    Required profit percent = x + y +
    xy
    %
    100

    = 30 − 10 −
    30 × 10
    % = 17%
    100

    Second Method :
    Here, r = 30%
    r1 = 10%
    Profit % =
    r × (100 − r1)
    − r1
    100

    =
    30 × (100 − 10)
    − 10
    100

    =
    30 × 90
    − 10 = 17%
    100

    Correct Option: C

    Let the C.P. of article be Rs. 100.
    ∴  Marked price = Rs. 130

    S.P. =
    130 × 90
    = Rs. 117
    100

    ∴ Profit% = 17%
    OR
    Required profit percent = x + y +
    xy
    %
    100

    = 30 − 10 −
    30 × 10
    % = 17%
    100

    Second Method :
    Here, r = 30%
    r1 = 10%
    Profit % =
    r × (100 − r1)
    − r1
    100

    =
    30 × (100 − 10)
    − 10
    100

    =
    30 × 90
    − 10 = 17%
    100


  1. The marked price of a CD is Rs. 250. It is sold for Rs. 225. The rate of discount is :
    1. 2.5%
    2. 10%
    3. 25%
    4. 11
      1
      %
      9

  1. View Hint View Answer Discuss in Forum

    Marked price = Rs. 250
    S.P. = Rs. 225
    Discount = 250 – 225 = Rs. 25
    If the rate of discount be x%, then

    250 × x
    = 25
    100

    ⇒  x =
    25 × 100
    = 10%
    250

    Second Method : Here, M.P. = Rs. 250, S.P. = Rs. 225
    Discount % =
    M.P. − S.P.
    = 100%
    M.P.

    =
    250 − 225
    × 100% = 10%
    250

    Correct Option: B

    Marked price = Rs. 250
    S.P. = Rs. 225
    Discount = 250 – 225 = Rs. 25
    If the rate of discount be x%, then

    250 × x
    = 25
    100

    ⇒  x =
    25 × 100
    = 10%
    250

    Second Method : Here, M.P. = Rs. 250, S.P. = Rs. 225
    Discount % =
    M.P. − S.P.
    = 100%
    M.P.

    =
    250 − 225
    × 100% = 10%
    250



  1. After allowing a discount of 20%, a radio is available for Rs. 1200. Its marked price was :
    1. Rs. 1550
    2. Rs. 1500
    3. Rs. 1800
    4. Rs. 1400

  1. View Hint View Answer Discuss in Forum

    Let the marked price of radio be Rs. x.
    According to the question,
    80% of x = 1200

    ⇒ 
    x × 80
    = 1200
    100

    Second Method : Here, D = 20%, S.P. = Rs. 1200, M.P. = ?
    M.P. =
    S.P. × 100
    100 − D

    =
    1200 × 100
    100 − 20

    M.P. =
    120000
    80

    M.P. = Rs. 1500

    Correct Option: B

    Let the marked price of radio be Rs. x.
    According to the question,
    80% of x = 1200

    ⇒ 
    x × 80
    = 1200
    100

    Second Method : Here, D = 20%, S.P. = Rs. 1200, M.P. = ?
    M.P. =
    S.P. × 100
    100 − D

    =
    1200 × 100
    100 − 20

    M.P. =
    120000
    80

    M.P. = Rs. 1500