Profit and Loss on Arithmetic Aptitude related Questions and Answers

Question 1 : A person having bought goods for Rs. 400 sells half of it at a gain of 5%, at what gain % must he sell the remainder so as to gain 20% on the whole?
1. 30%
2. 32%
3. 34%
4. 35%
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Question 2 : The difference between a discount 40% on Rs. 500 and two successive discounts of 30% and 10% the same amount is:
1. Rs. 20
2. Rs. 10
3. Rs. 15
4. Rs. 0
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Question 3 : A traders sells two acrticles, one at a loss of 10% and another at a profit of 15% but finally there is no loss or gain. If the total sale price of these two articles is Rs. 30,000, find the difference between their cost prices:


1. Rs. 5000
2. Rs. 6000
3. Rs. 7500
4. Rs. 8500
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Question 4 : A style cloth emporium the shopkeeper measures 20% less for every metre of cloth also he marks-up goods by 20%. What is the profit percentage?


1. 50%
2. 65%
3. 75%
4. 85%
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Question 5 : A bookseller procures 40 books for Rs. 3200 and sells them at a profit equal to the selling price of 8 books. What is the selling price of one dozen books, if the price of each book is same?


1. Rs. 720
2. Rs. 960
3. Rs. 1200
4. Rs. 1440
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Question 6 : A reduction of 20% in the price of sugar enables a housewife to purchase 6 kg more for Rs. 240. What is original price per kg of sugar.
1. Rs. 10 per Kg
2. Rs. 8 per Kg
3. Rs. 6 per Kg
4. Rs. 5 per Kg
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Question 7 : A man purchased the articles for Rs. 123684. He sold 60% of those at a profit of 16.66% and rest at a loss. Find the loss percentage on the remaining if the overall loss is 14%?
1. 20%
2. 30%
3. 60%
4. 66.66%
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Question 8 : The cost price of 19 articles is same as the selling price of 29 articles. What is loss percentage?
1. 52.30%
2. 35%
3. 34.48
4. 30%
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Question 9 : Arun bought toffees at 6 for a rupee. How many for a rupee he should sell to gain 20%?
1. 2
2. 3
3. 4
4. 5
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Question 10 : A vendor sells his articles at a certain profit percentage. If he sells his article at 1/3 of his actual selling price, then he incurs a loss of 40%. What is his actual profit percentage?
1. 72%
2. 120%
3. 80%
4. 60%
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