# Word Problem 17

**Problem 17: A watch was sold at a loss of 10%. If it were sold for Rs 10 more, there would have been a gain of 10%. Find for how much the watch was sold.**

**a. Rs 45 b. Rs 40 c. Rs 30 d. Rs 60**

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**Solution: **

Let Cost price of the watch is ‘y’ i-e

Given it was sold at 10% loss of CP

we know formula for loss;

So this is the sale price for given information !

if the watch was sold for Rs 10 more, then sale price would have been

And it is said that there would have been a profit of 10% of CP i-e

Now use formula for profit

put values

So cost price of the watch CP was Rs 50

put this value of y in ;

So, the watch was sold for Rs 45

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