# Word Problem 9

**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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