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    • 'Profit and Loss' important in which Competitive Exams ?
      • Bank Competitive Exam
        UPSC Competitive Exams
        SSC Competitive Exams
        Defense Competitive Exams
        LIC or GIC  Exams
        University Grants Commission or UGC
        Common Aptitude Test or CAT
        Career Aptitude Test
        Railway Competitive Exam
        MAT, GMAT, IBPS Exam, CSAT, CLAT

        Profit and Loss aptitude questions are also important in state(Himachal Pradesh) competitive exams of HPPSC, HPSSSB, HPBoSE and many more exams of Banking as well as entrance exams etc.

Formulas For Topic 'Profit and Loss'

  • Cost Price(C.P) : Price at which a thing is purchased .
  • Selling Price(S.P) : Price at which a thing is sold.
  • Profit or Gain : Profit or Gain is said when S.P  > C.P means Selling Price is more than Cost Price.
  • Loss : Loss is said when Selling price is less than Cost Price i.e. S.P < C.P
  • Profit or Gain = S.P - C.P
  • Loss = C.P - S.P
  • Gain % = Gain x 100 / C. P
  • Loss %  = Loss x 100 / C. P
  • If a thing is sold at a gain of let 25% then Selling Price = 125% of Cost Price
  • If a thing is sold at a loss of let 25% then Selling Price = 75% of Cost Price
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Questions On Topic 'Profit and Loss'

Q. 1. Albert by an old Generator at a price of Rs. 4700 and spend Rs. 800. He sold generator for Rs. 5800. What is gain percent ?
A. 50/11 %
B. 60/11 %  (Ans)
C. 5 %
D. None of these

Q. 2. C.P of 20 books is same as the S.P of  x books. If the gain is 25% then the value of x is
A. 14
B. 15
C. 16  (Ans)
D. 17

Q. 3. A man brought toffees at 6 for a rupee .How many for a rupee must he sell to gain 20% ?
A. 4
B. 5  (Ans)
C. 6
D. 3

Q. 4. On selling 17 Bats at Rs. 720 , there is a loss equal to the cost price of 5 balls. The C. P of a ball is
A. Rs. 45
B. Rs. 55
C. Rs. 60  (Ans)
D. Rs. 67

Q. 5. Rohit Ranjan sells his one Radio for Rs. 840 with gain of 20% and another radio for Rs. 960 at a loss of 4%. What Gain or Loss percent is
A. 100/17 %
B. 15/100 %
C. 111/18 %  (Ans)
D. 17/100 %

Q. 6. Hundred Apples are brought at a price of Rs. 350 and sold at a price of Rs. 48 per dozen. The % of Gain and Loss is
A. 114/17 %
B. 15/11 %
C. 17/100 %
D. 100/7 %  (Ans)

Q. 7. A man expects gain% of 22.5 on his C. P. If in a week , his sale was of Rs. 392. What was his profit ?
A. 72  (Ans)
B. 70
C. 68
D. 64

Q. 8. Shivangi brought a Bicycle for Rs. 1400 and sells at loss of 15%. What is S.P of of the Bicycle?
 A. Rs. 1200
B. Rs. 1190  (Ans)
C. Rs. 1195
D. Rs. 1210

Q. 9. Some Books were brought at 6 books for 5 Rupees , and sold at 5 books for Rupees 6. Gain% is 
A. 40%
B. 44%  (Ans)
C. 45%
D. 50%

Q. 10. If S.P is doubled ,the profit triples . Find Gain%
A. 100%  (Ans)
B. 90%
C. 95%
D. 80%
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Q. 11. If C. P is 96% of S.P then what is Profit%
A. 7.17 %
B. 5 %
C. 4.17 %  (Ans)
D. 5.17 %

Q. 12 A man gains S.P of 11 meters by selling 33 meters of clothes. Find Gain %
A. 57 %
B. 55 %
C. 68 %
D. 50 %  (Ans)

Q. 13. Find the single discount equivalent to a series discount of 20%, 10% and 5%.
A. 72.6 %
B. 70.2 %
C. 68.4 %  (Ans)
D. 69.2 %

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