8th Class Mathematics Percentage Question Bank Percentage, Profit and Loss

  • question_answer A man sold an article for Rs. 161, gaining 1/6th of his outlay. Find the cost price of the article.

    A)  149                             

    B)  168           

    C)  138

    D)  156

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    (c): Let \[C.P=x\] \[S.P=x+\frac{1}{6}x=\frac{7}{6}x\] Now, \[\frac{7}{6}x=161\Rightarrow x=\frac{^{3}\cancel{161}\times 6}{\cancel{7}}=23\times 6=138.\]            


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