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# Word Problem 9 (Consecutive selling profits whats the cost?)

Problem 9: A sold a table to B at 4% profit.B sold the same table for Rs 65, thereby he made a profit of 25%. Find the price at which A had purchased the table.

a.  40             b.60.          c.50                   d.70

Solution:

Let the cost price for A is Rs ‘y’. A earns a profit of 4% of his cost price

i-e

But

So, the sale price at which A sold table to B is 26y/25. So, now it will stand as cost price for B.

Now we consider B’s case

Cost price of B

Sale price by B at which he sold table is Rs. 65 i-e

Profit earned by B is 25% of his cost price i-e

But

or

Putting values of P, SP, CP

So the cost price by A was Rs 25

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