Word Problem 3

Problem: 3 If a discount of 20% of the marked price of an article saved Rs 15. How much did I pay for the article ?

a. Rs 50             b. Rs 50            c. Rs 50             d. Rs 50 

—- math jobs Europe —

Solution :


Let Marked Price = MP

By given information saving Rs 15 is 20% of marked price i-e

15=\frac{20}{100} MP

\Rightarrow MP=\frac{1500}{20}

\Rightarrow MP=75

We use the formula for marked price ;

Discount = Marked Price - Selling Price


D = MP - SP

From this we can find SP

\Rightarrow SP= MP-D

Since discount is Rs 15 and MP is 75 as we calculated above;

\Rightarrow SP= 75-15= Rs 60

So, Rs 60 were paid

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You may use these <abbr title="HyperText Markup Language">HTML</abbr> tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

Insert math as
Additional settings
Formula color
Text color
Type math using LaTeX
Nothing to preview