# Aptitude - Profit and Loss - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Profit and Loss - General Questions (Q.No. 10)

10.

Some articles were bought at 6 articles for Rs. 5 and sold at 5 articles for Rs. 6. Gain percent is:

Answer: Option

Explanation:

Suppose, number of articles bought = L.C.M. of 6 and 5 = 30.

C.P. of 30 articles = Rs. | 5 | x 30 | = Rs. 25. | ||

6 |

S.P. of 30 articles = Rs. | 6 | x 30 | = Rs. 36. | ||

5 |

Gain % = | 11 | x 100 | % = 44%. | |

25 |

Discussion:

112 comments Page 1 of 12.
Melvin Christopher said:
3 days ago

CP of 1 article : 5/6 = 0.83.

SP of 1 article:6/5 = 1.2 and profit = 1.2 - 0.83 = 0.37.

Gain% = (0.37 * 100)/0.83 = 44.

SP of 1 article:6/5 = 1.2 and profit = 1.2 - 0.83 = 0.37.

Gain% = (0.37 * 100)/0.83 = 44.

Devinder singh said:
3 months ago

RS ARTICLE

5 6

6 5

.PROFIT = 6 * 6 - 5 * 5 = 11

P%= 11/25*100 = 44.

Note;

it seems profit then (larger value - small value).

if shown loss ther (less value -large value)

5 6

6 5

.PROFIT = 6 * 6 - 5 * 5 = 11

P%= 11/25*100 = 44.

Note;

it seems profit then (larger value - small value).

if shown loss ther (less value -large value)

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ABI said:
7 months ago

CP OF 6 ART FOR 5RS = RS.0.83

SP OF 5 ART FOR 6RS = RS.1.2

PROFIT% = SP - CP/CP * 100.

= 1.2-0.83/0.83 * 100.

= 44.5%.

SP OF 5 ART FOR 6RS = RS.1.2

PROFIT% = SP - CP/CP * 100.

= 1.2-0.83/0.83 * 100.

= 44.5%.

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Joy said:
11 months ago

I get the clear explanation. Thanks @Ganesh.

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Kazibwe said:
2 years ago

Thanks all for explaining the answer.

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Kazibwe Moses said:
2 years ago

6 articles cost Rs 5.

1 articles will cost Rs 5/6,

5 articles will cost Rs 25/6,

Profit = (6-25/6)=11/6,

%profit = (pf/cp)*100,

%pf = (11/6)/(25/6)*100,

%pf = 44%.

1 articles will cost Rs 5/6,

5 articles will cost Rs 25/6,

Profit = (6-25/6)=11/6,

%profit = (pf/cp)*100,

%pf = (11/6)/(25/6)*100,

%pf = 44%.

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AMAN BALAKRISHNA MUTTAM said:
2 years ago

Thanks @Sriramamurthi.

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Anonymous said:
2 years ago

Thank you @Mani.

Anamika Jaiswal said:
3 years ago

Cp is 6 for 5rs.

Then 1 for 5/6.

Sp is 5 for 6.

The. 1 for 6/5.

Profit is 6/5 - 5/6.

That is 11/30 profit.

Profit % = 100*11/30 whole divide by cp 5/6.

Ans is 44%.

Then 1 for 5/6.

Sp is 5 for 6.

The. 1 for 6/5.

Profit is 6/5 - 5/6.

That is 11/30 profit.

Profit % = 100*11/30 whole divide by cp 5/6.

Ans is 44%.

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Gowri Shankar said:
3 years ago

6 articles for Rs 5 & 5 articles for Rs 6.

6 5 -----(i)

5 6 -----(ii).

Make the equation crt,so we have to multiply (i) to 5,(ii) to 6

6*5 ----- 5*5.

5*6 ----- 6*6.

30 ----- 25

30 ----- 36.

So now cost price for 30 articles =Rs 25.

So now selling price for 30 articles =Rs 36.

Profit=36-25 = 11.

Profit%=profit/cp*100 =11/25*100 = 44%.

6 5 -----(i)

5 6 -----(ii).

Make the equation crt,so we have to multiply (i) to 5,(ii) to 6

6*5 ----- 5*5.

5*6 ----- 6*6.

30 ----- 25

30 ----- 36.

So now cost price for 30 articles =Rs 25.

So now selling price for 30 articles =Rs 36.

Profit=36-25 = 11.

Profit%=profit/cp*100 =11/25*100 = 44%.

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