Discount
 While selling a shirt, a shopkeeper gives a discount of 7%. If he gives discount of 9% he earns Rs. 15 less on profit. The marked price of the shirt is

 Rs. 712
 Rs. 787
 Rs. 750
 Rs. 697

View Hint View Answer Discuss in Forum
Let the marked price of article be Rs. y.
According to the question,
(9 – 7)% of y = 15
⇒ 2% of y = 15⇒ y × 2 = 15 10
Correct Option: C
Let the marked price of article be Rs. y.
According to the question,
(9 – 7)% of y = 15
⇒ 2% of y = 15⇒ y × 2 = 15 10 ⇒ y = 15 × 100 = Rs. 750 2
 A trader marks his goods in such a way that after allowing a discount of 10% he gains 15%. If an article costs him Rs. 720, his marked price is

 Rs.920
 Rs.900
 Rs.820
 Rs.950

View Hint View Answer Discuss in Forum
Here , cost price of article = Rs. 720
Let the marked price of article be Rs. y.
discount = 10% and gain = 15%
According to the question,
90% of y = 720 × 115%⇒ y × 90 = 720 × 115 100 100
Correct Option: A
Here , cost price of article = Rs. 720
Let the marked price of article be Rs. y.
discount = 10% and gain = 15%
According to the question,
90% of y = 720 × 115%⇒ y × 90 = 720 × 115 100 100 ⇒ y = 115 × 720 = Rs. 920 90
 A dealer marks his goods 20% above their cost prices. Then, he allows such a discount on the marked price so that he makes a profit of 8%. The rate of discount is :

 12%
 10%
 6%
 4%

View Hint View Answer Discuss in Forum
Let the C.P. of article be Rs. 100.
∴ Its marked price = Rs. 120
Let the rate of discount be y%
At 8% profit , S.P. of article = 100 + 8 = Rs. 108
According to the question,
y% of 120 = Marked price  S.P. of article
⇒ y% of 120 = 120 – 108Correct Option: B
Let the C.P. of article be Rs. 100.
∴ Its marked price = Rs. 120
Let the rate of discount be y%
At 8% profit , S.P. of article = 100 + 8 = Rs. 108
According to the question,
y% of 120 = Marked price  S.P. of article
⇒ y% of 120 = 120 – 108⇒ 120 × y = 12 100 ⇒ y = 12 × 100 = 10% 120
 A merchant marked cloth at Rs. 50 per metre . He offers two successive discounts of 15% and 20%. The net price per metre of cloth is :

 Rs. 32.50
 Rs. 42.50
 Rs. 34.00
 Rs. 40.00

View Hint View Answer Discuss in Forum
As we know that ,
Single equivalent discount for a% and b% = a + b  a × b % 100
Here , a = 20% , b = 15%Single equivalent discount = 20 + 15  20 × 15 % 100
= (35  3)% = 32%
∴ Net rate of cloth = (100 – 32)% of Rs. 50
Correct Option: C
As we know that ,
Single equivalent discount for a% and b% = a + b  a × b % 100
Here , a = 20% , b = 15%Single equivalent discount = 20 + 15  20 × 15 % 100
= (35  3)% = 32%
∴ Net rate of cloth = (100 – 32)% of Rs. 50Net rate of cloth = Rs. 50 × 68 per metre 100
∴ Net rate of cloth = Rs. 34 per metre
 A man bought a watch for 10% discount. If he had bought for 20% discount he would have got the watch for Rs. 125 less . The marked price of the watch is

 Rs. 2500
 Rs.1250
 Rs. 3750
 Rs.1000

View Hint View Answer Discuss in Forum
Let the marked price of watch be Rs. y.
According to the question,
(20 – 10)% of y = 125
⇒ 10% of y = 125Correct Option: B
Let the marked price of watch be Rs. y.
According to the question,
(20 – 10)% of y = 125
⇒ 10% of y = 125⇒ y × 10 = 125 100
⇒ y = Rs. 1250