Aptitude - Stocks and Shares - Discussion

Discussion :: Stocks and Shares - General Questions (Q.No.5)

5. 

By investing in 16% stock at 64, one earns Rs. 1500. The investment made is:

[A]. Rs. 5640
[B]. Rs. 5760
[C]. Rs. 7500
[D]. Rs. 9600

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

To earn Rs. 50 , investment = Rs. 64.
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To earn Rs. 1500, investment = Rs. 64 x 3 x 1500 = Rs. 5760.
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Jagankumar said: (Jan 20, 2011)  
Please can you explain me How 50/3 comes ? And why it reciprocated. ?

Jagankumar said: (Jan 20, 2011)  
I understand how 50/3 comes but why it is reciprocated?

Mohit said: (Jan 20, 2011)  
3*16+2=50/3

Neha said: (Feb 12, 2011)  
Why we have reciprocated it?

Nirmala said: (Jul 24, 2011)  
Why do the 3/50?

Shiva said: (Aug 14, 2011)  
50/3---64
1500-------?


1500 1500*3*64
ans=------*64= ---------
50/2 50

Swati said: (Sep 21, 2011)  
Say 50/3 stock is sold den earned amount is 64

Swhen 1500 is earned invested amount is= ?

50/3--- 64
1-------64*3/50
Therefore 1500-------- 64*3/50*1500

Akshu said: (Nov 5, 2011)  
Clearly explain why 50/3 is written as 3/50.

Manikandan said: (Nov 11, 2011)  
Please Explain 50/3 as 3/50.

Ankit Garg said: (Dec 27, 2011)  
Suppose
1oo people complete the task =300days
then 1 people can complete this task=300/100
same as
50/3--- 64
1-------(64/(50/3))

Pawan Kumar said: (Jan 18, 2012)  
@Ankit please clear your basic and dont misguide others

100 people complete the task =300days
then 1 people can complete this task=300/100

Do these statements make sense.

Haja said: (Jan 21, 2012)  
@pawan, @manikandan

1 x 50/3 = 64

Then

1 = 64 x 3/50

Rupali D said: (Oct 13, 2012)  
@pawan Suppose u do a work in 2 days...
then what amount u work in 1 day??????
obviously half work.....isnt it?????
then how it comes 1/2 work????????
in this way.......
2 days.....1 work
1 day.......X work...
i.e 2*X = 1*1
i.e X =(1*1)/2
i.e X = 1/2 work.........this is the answer...

Swikrity said: (Feb 22, 2013)  
See,

50/3 he is earning when he is investing Rs. 64.

So for earning of Rs.1 he has to invest Rs. 64/(50/3).

So for earning of Rs.1500 he has to invest Rs. 64/(50/3)*1500.
=64*(3/50)*1500
=64*3*1500/50
=Rs. 5760.

Bubai said: (Jul 24, 2013)  
Don't understand the meaning of "By investing in 16% stock at 64, ". Please explain?

Vasavi said: (Aug 20, 2013)  
Don't understand the meaning of "By investing in 16% stock at 64, ". Please explain?

Nilofar said: (Sep 8, 2013)  
To earn 50/3 v invest 64.

So to earn 1500 v invest ?

Just do cross multiply i.e.,

V invest 64*1500*3/50 = Rs. 5760.

Lucky said: (Jan 24, 2014)  
Here if you invest 64 Rs then you'll get 16 2/3%.

16 2/3% = 50/3 = 16.6Rs.
Which means you'll earn 16.6Rs.

In the question, one earns 1500 Rs then how much we invested?

64 ---- 16.6 or 50/3.
? ----- 1500.

= (1500*64)/(50/3).
= 1500*64*3/50.
= 5760.

Supriya said: (Aug 24, 2014)  
HOW can 16*(2/3)% can be converted to Rupee ? please explain this.

Ankur said: (Nov 2, 2014)  
Statements are very confusing! Basics are not clear! Help.

Raju said: (Jan 27, 2015)  
Income 1500 means dividend on total face value of stocks.

Dividend always earned on total face value of shares as per market value.

d = g/mv*fv.

16of2/3% means we gain(g) 50/3 at 100.

1500 = 50/3/64*fv.
fv = 1500*3/50*64.
fv = 5760.

Total fv is investment to price shares.

Raju@Cat Trainer said: (Jan 27, 2015)  
16% stock at 64.

Means x% dividend on market value.

So 16% means 16 rupees for 100th of share.

Dividend = Annual profit of shares or x% stock of total face values.

Eg:

A person purchased 7200, 8% stock at 90. What is the face value, market value, dividend?

Sol: A person purchased 7200 worth of stock at 8 % dividend.

So 8% dividend means 8 rupees.

Face value of shares=total value of shares.

Fv = 7200.

Total market value = 90% of total face value.

90/100*7200 = 6480.

Dividend on all shares 8% on 7200.

8/100*7200 = 576.

Varun said: (Feb 15, 2015)  
He earn 50/3-------------Invest 64.

For earn 1---------------64/(50/3).

1500 earn---------------1500*64*3/50 = 5760 Ans.

War said: (Mar 26, 2015)  
When left fraction goes to right it reciprocate.

x/y = something.

Then 1 = something*y/x.

Just couldn't understand the question? Please explain.

Anjali said: (Apr 12, 2015)  
After I made research on this question, there is a mistake I found.

i.e., the question is stated with 16% and the answer has solved with 50/3%. Now up to you which one you will think is right.

Bryan said: (May 29, 2015)  
What happen to the percentage, I thought it would be 50/300? Please help me.

Tanusha said: (Aug 22, 2015)  
= 50/3-64 = 1500-?

= 1500*64/50/3 = 1500*64*3/50.

= 288000/50 = 5760.

Aashi said: (Dec 23, 2015)  
Hi @Anjali,

16*3 = 48+2 = 50 [mixed fraction].

Anil said: (Jul 7, 2016)  
1500 * 64 = 288000|50/3.
-> Rs. 5760.

Karthik Kumar V said: (Jul 27, 2016)  
I can't understand because there they are giving as 16.66% they why they are taking as Rs. 16.6666.

Manish Singh said: (Aug 14, 2016)  
You explained good, @Swati.

Komal said: (Feb 15, 2017)  
Explain me, how come 50/3?

Arger said: (May 25, 2017)  
Please explain why 50/3 ?

If 3 * 16 + 2 = 50, where the over /3 get? Please explain.

Kiran said: (May 31, 2017)  
Fraction is to be done in that way.

16 * 2 ÷ 3 = 50÷3.

Sunil said: (Jun 13, 2017)  
It tells that earn rs16.66 by investing Rs 64.

By earn rs100 we need to invest in 8 shares(16.66 * 8 = 100) so for earn 1500 need to purchase 8*15 = 120shares.
1share = 64rs.
So total investment =64 * 120 = 5760.

Sunil said: (Jun 13, 2017)  
6 * 16.66 = 100.
For 1500 = 6 * 15 = 90shares,
1share Rs 64.
Then investment is 90 * 64 = 5760.

Habibur Rahman said: (May 23, 2018)  
How could I understand that 50/3 the earning?

I can't able to know how it comes 50/3? Please explain.

Sandesh said: (Jun 24, 2018)  
3*16+2 = 50/3.
50/3 = 16.66.

Rs.64 -- 16.66.
Rs. ? -- 1.

= 3.84.

1500*3.84 = 5760.

Madhu said: (Jul 25, 2018)  
@All.

How 50/3 reciprocated?

Here is the explanation;

When the fraction number is present in denominator while calculating that denominator of the denominator will go to the numerator.

Sahil said: (Aug 2, 2018)  
"Earning" here implies dividend on the total face value of the stocks (and NOT on the investment amount).

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