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Profit and Loss QUESTIONS

Exam NameProfit and Loss QUESTIONS
DescriptionProfit and Loss QUESTIONS and Answers exams contains the questions from various competitive exams.These questions are the part of previous year paper.These kind of questions would be helpful in preparing for exams like IAS, PCS, UPSC, NDA, CDS SSC, RRB, PSC, IBPS

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Question: A trader sells his goods at a discount of 20% .He still makes a profit of 25% . If he sells the goods at the marked price only, his profit will be


Question: Rita bought a television set with 20% discount on the labelled price . She made a profit of Rs. 800 by selling it for Rs.16,800. the labelled price of the set was


Question: The marked price of the radio is 20% more than its cost price. if a discount of 10% is given on the marked price , the gain per cent is


Question: A Shopkeeper wishes to give 5% commission on the marked price of an article but also wants to earns a profit of 10%. If his cost price is Rs.95, then the marked price is


Question: A man buys a chair and table for Rs.6,000.he sells the chair at a loss of 10% and the table at the gain of 10%. he still gain Rs.100 on the whole. The cost price of the chair is


Question: The cost price of a scooter is Rs. 20,000 and the profit percent is 12% .What is the selling price?


Question: The SP of and article is Rs. 3200 and the profit per cent is 33 1/3% Find the cost price.

Answer:Rs. 2400

Question: The CP of an article is 5/6 th of the SP. What is the percentage profit or loss?

Answer:20% profit

Question: The MP of a camera is 3/2 of the CP and SP is 9/10 of MP. Find the percentage profit or loss.

Answer:35% profit

Question: The MP of an article is 30% higher then its CP and 20% discount is allowed on this article then the profit percentage:


Question: An article is solid For Rs. 1980 at 10% profit. What is the cost price?

Answer:Rs. 1800

Question: The per cent profit made when an article is sold for Rs. 56 is thrice as when it is solid for Rs. 42. The cost price of the articles is:

Answer:Rs. 35

Question: A shopkeeper uses a weight of 460 g instead of 500 g and sells the articles at the cost price. What is the profit percentage?

Answer:8 16/23%

Question: A trader uses a weight of 920g instead of 1 kg and sells the article at the marked price which is 15% above the cost price. Find the profit percentage.


Question: If a gift is solid at a gain of 6% instead of at a loss of 6% then the seller gets. Rs. 6 more. The cost price of the article is:

Answer:Rs. 50

Question: A man sells a bicycle at a gain of 10% . If he had bought it at 10% less and sold it for Rs. 132 less. He would have still gained 10%. The cost price of the article is:

Answer:Rs. 1200

Question: An item costing Rs. 600 is being sold at 20% loss. If the price is further reduced by 12.5%, the selling price will be:

Answer:Rs. 420

Question: While selling an electric fan, a dealer gives a discount of 5%. If he gives a discount of 8% he earns Rs. 36 less as profit. The marked price of the fan is:

Answer:Rs. 1200

Question: If a commission of 10% is given on the marked price of a book, the publisher gains 20% if the commission is increased to 15% , the gain of publisher is:


Question: At what per cent above the cost price must an articles be marked so as to gain 17% after allowing a discount of 10%?