Word Problem 2 (Cost calculation, marked price , discount)
Problem 2: A trades man marks his goods 25% above cost price, but allows 12-1/2% discount to cost payment. Find the cost of an article which is sold for Rs 875.
a. Rs 700 b. Rs 800 c. Rs 900 d. RS 950
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Before we give solution note that
CP= Cost Price
SP= Sale Price
We are given that SP = Rs 875
We proceed further by supposing that
Now since marked price is
This is customer’s cost payment amount !
Now discount is 12-1/2% of customers cost payment, we write discount as;
after calculation and simplification we get
Now formula for discount is
Putting values of D, MP and SP
So, the cost price is Rs 800