# Word Problem 11 (Gain or loss percentage)

Problem 11: The cost price of 21 articles is equal to selling price of 16 articles. Find the gain or loss percentage,

a. 33.13% gain            b. 33-1/4 % loss                      c. 25% gain                           d. 25% loss

(Actuarial analysis)

Solution:

Let cost price of each one article is ‘y’ Rs.

then; Since cost price of 21 articles is given equal to selling price of 16 article, so  Here we can see that for one article the sale price 21y/16 is greater that its cost price ‘y’. So obviously a profit will be earned !

Now we know that profit is calculated by subtracting sale price from cost price;

i-e So, for one article the profit will be calculated by subtracting its sale price from its cost price;  So, Profit for one article is 5y/16 Rs

Now we calculate the %age which this profit amount makes !

We know;     So the profit %age is 33-1/4 %

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