# 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:
30%
 33 1 % 3
35%
44%
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.

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)
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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%.
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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%.
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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%.
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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%.
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