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61. Applied to a bill of Rs. 25,000 the difference between a discount of 30% and two successive discounts of 10% and 20%  is

Correct Ans:500
Explanation:

To find the List Price for a discount of 30%:
=> 30% of Rs. 25,000 = 7500
=> 25,000 - 7500 = 17,500

To find the List Price for Successive discounts of 10% and 20%:
=> 10% of 25000 = 2500
=> 10% discount on Rs. 25,000 = 25000 - 2500 = 22,500
And 20% of 22,500 = 4,500
=> 20% discount on Rs. 22,500 = 22,500 - 4500 = 18,000

The difference between the discounts = 18,000 - 17,500 = 500

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62. Applied to a bill of Rs. 30000 the difference between a discount of 15 % and two successive discounts of 5 % and 10 is

Correct Ans:2850
Explanation:
15 % of Rs. 30000 = 4500 Successive discounts of 5% and 10% is 5% of 30000 = 1500 10 % of 1500 = 150 Sum of two successive discounts = 1500 + 150 = 1650 Now the difference = 2850
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63. Applied to a bill of Rs. 40000 the difference between a discount of 25 % and two successive discounts of 10% and 15% is

Correct Ans:5400
Explanation:
25 % of Rs. 40000 = 10000

Successive discounts of 10% and 15% is
10% of 40000 = 4000
15 % of 4000 = 600
Sum of two successive discounts = 4000 + 600 = 4600

Now the difference = 10000 - 4600 = 5400
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64. Applied to a bill of Rs. 30000 the difference between a discount of 25 % and two successive discounts of 20 % and 5 % is

Correct Ans:1200
Explanation:
25 % of Rs. 30000 = 7500 Successive discounts of 20% and 5% is 20% of 30000 = 6000 5 % of 6000 = 300 Sum of two successive discounts = 6000 + 300 = 6300 Now the difference = 1200
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65. Applied to a bill of Rs. 40000 the difference between a discount of 25 % and two successive discounts of 15 % and 10 is

Correct Ans:3400
Explanation:
25 % of Rs. 40000 = 10000 Successive discounts of 15% and 10% is 15% of 40000 = 6000 10 % of 6000 = 600 Sum of two successive discounts = 6000 + 600 = 6600 Now the difference = 3400
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66. Applied to a bill of Rs. 50000 the difference between a discount of 40 % and two successive discounts of 10 % and 30 % is

Correct Ans:13500
Explanation:
40 % of Rs. 50000 = 20000 Successive discounts of 10% and 30% is 10% of 50000 = 5000 30 % of 5000 = 1500 Sum of two successive discounts = 5000 + 1500 = 6500 Now the difference = 13500
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67. Applied to a bill of Rs. 60000 the difference between a discount of 40 % and two successive discounts of 15 % and 25 % is

Correct Ans:12750
Explanation:
40 % of Rs. 60000 = 24000 Successive discounts of 15% and 25% is 15% of 60000 = 9000 25 % of 9000 = 2250 Sum of two successive discounts = 9000 + 2250 = 11250 Now the difference = 12750
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68. Applied to a bill of Rs. 70000 the difference between a discount of 40 % and two successive discounts of 20 % and 20 % is

Correct Ans:11200
Explanation:
40 % of Rs. 70000 =Rs 28000
Successive discounts of 20% and 20% is
20% of 70000
= (20 / 100) * 70000
= 14000
20 % of 14000
= (20 / 100) * 14000
= 2800
Sum of two successive discounts = 14000 + 2800 = 16800
Difference of two successive discounts =14000 - 2800 = 11200
The difference betweeen the discounts = 11200.
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69. Applied to a bill of Rs. 80000 the difference between a discount of 40 % and two successive discounts of 25 % and 15 % is

Correct Ans:9000
Explanation:
40 % of Rs. 80000 = 32000 Successive discounts of 25% and 15% is 25% of 80000 = 20000 15 % of 20000 = 3000 Sum of two successive discounts = 20000 + 3000 = 23000 Now the difference = 9000
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70. Applied to a bill of Rs. 90000 the difference between a discount of 40 % and two successive discounts of 30% and 10% is

Correct Ans:6300
Explanation:
40 % of Rs. 90000 = 36000

Successive discounts of 30% and 10% is:
30% of 90000 = 27000
10 % of 27000 = 2700
Sum of two successive discounts = 27000 + 2700 = 29700

Now the difference = 36000 - 29700
= 6300
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71. Applied to a bill of Rs. 100000 the difference between a discount of 40 % and two successive discounts of 36 % and 4 is

Correct Ans:2560
Explanation:
40 % of Rs. 100000 = 40000 Successive discounts of 36% and 4% is 36% of 100000 = 36000 4 % of 36000 = 1440 Sum of two successive discounts = 36000 + 1440 = 37440 Now the difference = 2560
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72. A person subscribing to cable for Rs 1,785. If the monthly subscription is Rs. 175, how much discount does a yearly subscriber get?

Correct Ans:15%
Explanation:
Total annual subscription
= Rs.(175 x 12) = 2100
Actual Subscription = Rs.1785
Discount = = Rs.2100 - Rs. 1785 = Rs.315
Discount per cent
= 315 / 2100 x 100
= 15%.
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73. A shopkeeper marks his goods at such a price that after allowing a discount on 12.5% on the marked price, he still earns a profit of 10%. The marked price of an article which costs him Rs. 4,900 is –

Correct Ans:6,160
Explanation:
SP of the articles = 4900 x 110/100 = 5390 Marked Price = 100/87.5 x 5390 = 6160
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74. The labelled price of a cupboard is Rs. 6,500/. The shopkeeper sold it by giving 5% discount on the labelled price and earned a profit of 15%. What approximately is the cost price of the cupboard?

Correct Ans:5,350
Explanation:
SP = 6500 – (6500×5)/100 = 6500 – 325 = 6175 CP = (6175 x 85)/100 = 5350 approx
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75. A man buys a single apple for Rs. 25. If he were to buy a dozen apples, he would have to buy a total amount of Rs. 250. What would be the approximate percent discount he would get on buying a dozen apples?

Correct Ans:17
Explanation:
CP = Rs. (25 x 12) = Rs300
Discount = Rs 50
Let discount be x% (300 X x)/100 = 50
=> x = (50 x 100)/300 = 17 approx
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76. Manoj sold an article for Rs. 15,000. Had he offered a discount of 10% on the selling price he would have earned a profit of 8%. What is the cost price?

Correct Ans:12,500
Explanation:
Let the CP be x, 90% of 15000 = 108 % of x => x = Rs. 12500
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77. Naresh purchased a TV set for ?11,250 after getting the discount of 10% on the labelled price. He spent ?150 on transport and ? 800 on installation. At what price should it be sold so that the profit earned would have been 15% if no discount was offered?

Correct Ans:14,030
Explanation:
Total cost of the TV set = (11250 + 150 + 800) = 12200 SP = ?(1220 x 1155/ 100) = 14030
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78. Deepa bought a calculator with 30% discount on the listed price. Had she not got the discount, she would have paid Rs. 82.50 extra. At what price did she buy the calculator?

Correct Ans:192.5
Explanation:
Let the listed price be Rs x
Discount = 30 % of x
=> 30 / 100 = Rs (3 x / 10)
According to the question,
=> 3 x / 10 = 82.5
Therefore x = 82.5 * 10 / 3
= 275.
Required cost price of calculator = 70% of 275
=> 70 / 100 * 275
=> 55 * 7 / 2
=> 385 / 2
=> Rs 192.50
She should buy calculator at Rs 192.50
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79. A merchant purchases a wrist watch for Rs. 450 and fixes its list price in such a way that after allowing a discount of 10%, he earns a profit of 20%. Find the list price of the watch.

Correct Ans:Rs. 600
Explanation:
Let the marked price of the wrist watch be Rs.x.
Given, CP = Rs. 450; Discount = 10%; Profit = 20%
WKT, SP = [(100 ± (Gain or Loss) %)/100]*CP
Accoroding to the question,
x*(90/100) = [(100 + 20)/100]*450
x*(9/10) = (120*450)100
x = (540 * 10)/9
x = Rs. 600
Therefore, marked price of wrist watches is Rs.600.
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80. A merchant allows a discount of 10% on marked price for the cash payment. To make a profit of 17% he must mark his goods higher than their cost price by

Correct Ans:30%
Explanation:
Let the cost price be Rs. 100.
Gain required = 17%.
Therefore, selling price = C.P + 17% of C.P
= 100 + 17
=> selling price = 117

Let the marked price be Rs. x.
Then, discount = 10% of Rs. x = (10/100) * x
=> discount = x/10

Therefore, selling price = (Marked Price) - (discount)
On Substituting selling price = 117,
Marked Price = Rs. x
discount = x / 10

=> selling price = (Marked Price) - (discount)
=> 117 = x – (x / 10)
=> 117 = (10x – x) /10
=> 1170 = 9x
=> x = 1170 / 9
=> x = Rs. 130
Therefore, marked price = Rs. 130

Required percentage = [(Marked price – Cost price) / Cost price] * 100
= [(130 – 100) / 100] * 100
= 30 %
Hence, the marked price is 30% above cost price
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