How can we assume the value of C.P. is 100. If the value of C.P. is not given ?
Can we take the value of CP is x?
(Fri, Jan 21, 2011 11:15:59 AM)
I cant understand method of this question please explain in simple format.
(Wed, Jan 26, 2011 04:11:15 AM)
Let me explain you clearly:
In most of the problems assume cp as 100 then only it will be easy.
now let us assume cp=100
profit is given 320%
we know p=sp-cp
Then it is given cp is incresed by 25%
so cp=alredy assumed as 100+now increased by 25%
sp is always constant(given in question)
so now sp=420
But here it is specifically asked for sp(read the question)
(Sun, Feb 13, 2011 02:44:26 AM)
I had not understood the explanination. Can you please explain me it again. How can we assume cp to be 100?
(Wed, Feb 23, 2011 12:42:54 PM)
Maths & Physics are completely based on assumption based foundations....even in this example no data about CP is given...so we have no choice just assume a simplified value (eg 100 or 1) and base your calculations upon that !!!!
(Mon, Mar 28, 2011 01:18:17 PM)
Good explanation malini.
(Tue, Mar 29, 2011 12:47:27 AM)
Hi nitesh if we take cp=100 your principle not works.
(Wed, Apr 27, 2011 01:35:22 PM)
(Sun, Jun 26, 2011 05:00:28 AM)
Why sp 420 is calculated when it is given that sp will remain constant?
Kanakam Vinay said:
(Tue, Aug 2, 2011 10:24:44 AM)
Nitesh your Answer is verry nice and Simple.
But 1000 is Working 1000 increased by 25% it became 1250 , but if u take 100 incresed by 25% it became as 125 then the Problem is Wrong .. If we assume anything it will be satisfied to all the Methods.
Hari Haran said:
(Fri, Aug 19, 2011 12:25:50 PM)
What percentage of the selling price is the profit?
In maths formula is a basic, but we have to understand it in different views. Then we make it up easy. Sundar is correct.
(Wed, Aug 31, 2011 08:38:51 PM)
Profit=selling price-cost price
But profit is given in percentage and i thought that as profit percentage.
But we use it like profit i.e. Rs.320. How is this possible?
(Fri, Sep 9, 2011 03:21:08 PM)
In last formula %profit=(CP*100)/profit
according to it ans is A.30%
(Sun, Oct 2, 2011 08:32:49 PM)
We don't have any formula p% = p/sp*100
We have sp = (100+p%)*cp/100
(Wed, Nov 2, 2011 10:08:08 AM)
How is selling price is 420. ?
(Sun, Nov 13, 2011 07:00:34 PM)
You have taken wrong formula, the correct form is (profit*100) /cp.
Kishan Chand said:
(Fri, Dec 2, 2011 02:09:24 PM)
The correct answer is 240%.
If you are buying of Rs. 125.
And solding it of Rs 425.
Now you calculate the percentage of profit.
(Sun, Dec 25, 2011 08:44:22 PM)
@kishan chand your thought is absolutely correct, but the question is about percentage of only selling price, you are calculate it from the cost price. Now you understand or not?
Thanks Nitesh and malini for such a nice explanation.
(Sat, Jun 9, 2012 10:08:46 AM)
Why we are taking cp as 100?
In what cases we should assume in that way.
2. Why cannt we take that as x as in above sums.
Sagar Khurd said:
(Sun, Jun 10, 2012 05:11:35 PM)
25% cp is 1250 how that value get.
(Thu, Jul 12, 2012 08:44:57 PM)
How they have taken the C.P value = 100
even it gives change to assume any number like 1,2,3, etc.,
(Sat, Jul 14, 2012 10:31:55 AM)
They have given profit%=320%. So to calculate profit we use the formula profit%= (profit*100) /C.P.
If you assume C.P=100 then always the profit% = profit for this simplicity we always assume C.P=100.
(Sat, Sep 8, 2012 08:51:42 AM)
Good explanation Malini!
(Sun, Oct 7, 2012 03:42:02 AM)
Alright I have another method here without assumption. First things first.
P=SP-CP. Since P=(320/100)CP Then (320/100)CP=SP-CP. SP=(420/100)CP
Next thing is getting the second equation. Our target is "what percentage of the selling price SP is the profit,P if we have a new cost price of (125/100)CP while SP remains the same?" So keep another P in mind which is x per cent of SP.