## Sunday, October 27, 2013

### Percentages Questions & Shortcuts - 27th October 2013

Percentage Question No. 1 Two articles are sold by a shopkeeper. One of them is sold for 10% profit. Its selling price equals the cost price of the other article, which is sold for 10% loss. Find the effective profit/loss percentage approximately ?

Options -

A. 1.5 Percent Profit
B. 1.5 Percent Loss
C. 0.5 Percent Profit
D. 0.5 Percent Loss

Solution -

Percentage Question No. 2  A trader sold an article, after giving a discount which was 20% of the selling price, for a profit of 20% which is calculated on the selling price. If he had sold the article at the marked price, what would his profit percentage have been?

Options

A. 80 Percent
B. 60 Percent
C. 50 Percent
D. 45 Percent

Solution

Percentage Question No. 3 Mr. Thomas sold 20 articles for र60 and thus, gained 25%. How many articles should he sell for र90 so that he will incur a loss of 25%?

Options

A. 36
B. 50
C. 45
D. 60

Solution

Percentage Question No. 4 In a club, every member plays at least one of the games between Cricket and Hockey. 30% of the members play both cricket and hockey, and 40% of the members who play cricket do not play hockey. What percentage of the club members play hockey?

Options

A. 70
B. 50
C. 80
D. 40

Solution

Percentage Question No. 5 A milk vendor sells milk. The price at which he sells each litre is 20% more than the cost price. He also adds 2 litres of water to every 5 litres of milk. Find his overall profit percentage?

Options

A. 68 Percent
B. 44 Percent
C. 36 Percent
D. 54 Percent

Solution

Percentage Question No. 6  An article was marked at a certain percentage above the cost price. It is then sold for a profit after offering a discount. The sum of the profit and the discount equals the sum of its cost price and the difference of twice its marked price and thrice its cost price. Find the mark up percentage ?

Options -

A. 100 %
B. 60 %
C. 75 %
D. 66 2/3 %

Solutions -

Percentage Question No. 7  In an election, there were only two contestants A and B. 30% of the voters promised to vote for A and the rest promised to vote for B. On the election day, 10 voters who promised to vote for A voted for B and 20 voters who promised to vote for B voted for A. If B won the election by 4 votes, find the total number of voters ?

Options -

A. 80
B. 40
C. 60
D. 50

Solution -

Percentage Question No. 8 An article was bought and then sold. If the selling price was 25% more, the profit made would change by र1000. If the cost price was 20% more, the profit made would change by र600. Find the actual profit/loss made on selling the article ?

Options

A. 800 loss
B. 1000 loss
C. 1000 profit
D. 800 profit

Solutions -

Percentage Question No. 9  An article was sold at a profit percentage whose value was equal to its cost price (in र). It was sold after giving a discount equal to the profit made on it. Its marked price was र600 more than twice its cost price. Find its cost price (in र) ?

Options

A. 300
B. 200
C. 100
D. 400

Solution

Percentage Question No. 10  A milk vendor sells milk. The price at which he sells each litre is 20% more than the cost price. He also adds 2 litres of water to every 5 litres of milk. Find his overall profit percentage ?

Options

A. 68 %
B. 45 %
C. 50%
D. 70%

Solutions