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    If a retailer marks up his price by 30 % and then allows a 30 % discount, what is his percentage profit or loss? (A)9 % gain (B) 8 % gain (C) C. 8% loss (D) 9 % loss

    If a retailer marks up his price by 30 % and then allows a 30 % discount, what is his percentage profit or loss? (A)9 % gain (B) 8 % gain (C) C. 8% loss (D)

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    If a retailer marks up his price by 30 % and then allows a 30 % discount, what is his percentage profit or loss?

    (A)9 % gain (B) 8 % gain (C) C. 8% loss (D) 9 % loss

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    If a retailer marks up his price by 30 % and then allows a 30 % discount, what is his percentage profit or loss?

    Answer (1 of 15): Ans. Loss of 9% Let price of article be 100 , then Marked Price would be, 100 + 30 = 130 After discount of 30 % Selling Price of article would be, 130 - 130*30% = 130 - (130*30)/100= 130 -39 = 91 Hence loss of 100–91= 9 Which is (9*100)/100 = 9%

    If a retailer marks up his price by 30 % and then allows a 30 % discount, what is his percentage profit or loss?

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    Sort Joseph Chennattu

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    Lets assume that the Cost Price(CP) for the article is =100

    ∴Marked Price(MP) = CP+30% of CP= 100+((30/100)*100)=130

    Since Discount(D) is applied on the MP,

    Selling Price(SP) = MP-(D% * MP)

    ∴SP = 130 - ((30/100)*130)= 130 - 39= 91

    Since SP is lower than CP,

    Loss(L) = CP-SP = 100 -91=9

    ∴L% = (L/CP)*100= (9/100)*100=9%

    Answer Loss% is 9%

    PS- If you have any doubt regarding to the above solving please feel free to ask in the comment section

    PSS- If you feel that x% increase then x% decrease cancel each other out, this question proves that they don’t. So don’t make a mistake! :)

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    Say the base price is 100.

    100 + 30% = 130 130 - 30% = 91

    So the retailer has made a loss of 9% from the base price ( 1-91/100)

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    There is a difference because of what the calculations are 30% of which at first glance seems counterintuitive.


    When you add 30% on it’s on top of the original price (OP).

    When you come to deduct the 30% it off the OP + 30% which, in this case is a figure that is higher by 9%.

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    [Solved] A retailer marks up his goods by 30% and offers 15% discount

    Marked price of the goods = (100 + 30) /100 × 1000 = 1300 Selling price of goods after discount of 15% = (100 – 15) /100 × 1300 = Rs. 1105

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    Marked price of the goods = (100 + 30) /100 × 1000 = 1300

    Selling price of goods after discount of 15% = (100 – 15) /100 × 1300 = Rs. 1105

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