Quantitative Aptitude - Arithmetic - Profit and Loss - Mayank buys some candies
Quantitative Aptitude - Arithmetic - Profit and Loss
Question
Mayank buys some candies for Rs 15 a dozen and an equal number of different candies for Rs 12 a dozen. He sells all for Rs 16.50 a dozen and makes a profit of Rs 150. How many dozens of candies did he buy altogether?
A) 50
B) 30
C) 25
D) 45
Answer
Option (A)
Solution
From CAT 2017 - Quantitative Aptitude - Arithmetic - Profit and Loss, we can see that,
Number of candies he bough

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Quantitative Aptitude - Arithmetic - Profit and Loss - The manufacturer of a table
Quantitative Aptitude - Arithmetic - Profit and Loss
Question
The manufacturer of a table sells it to a wholesale dealer at a profit of 10%. The wholesale dealer sells the table to a retailer at a profit of 30%. Finally, the retailer sells it to a customer at a profit of 50%. If the customer pays Rs 4290 for the table, then its manufacturing cost (in Rs) is
A) 1500
B) 2000
C) 2500
D) 3000
Answer
Option (B)
Solution
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Quantitative Aptitude - Arithmetic - Profit and Loss - If Fatima sells 60 identical toys
Quantitative Aptitude - Arithmetic - Profit and Loss
Question
If Fatima sells 60 identical toys at a 40% discount on the printed price, then she makes 20% profit. Ten of these toys are destroyed in fire. While selling the rest, how much discount should be given on the printed price so that she can make the same amount of profit?
A) 30%
B) 25%
C) 24%
D) 28%
Answer
Option (D)
Solution
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Quantitative Aptitude - Arithmetic - Profit and Loss - In a market, the price of medium quality
Quantitative Aptitude - Arithmetic - Profit and Loss
Question
In a market, the price of medium quality mangoes is half that of good mangoes. A shopkeeper buys 80 kg good mangoes and 40 kg medium quality mangoes from the market and then sells all these at a common price which is 10% less than the price at which he bought the good ones. His overall profit is
A) 6%
B) 8%
C) 10%
D) 12%
Answer
Option (B)
Solution
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Quantitative Aptitude - Arithmetic - Profit and Loss - If a seller gives a discount of 15%
Quantitative Aptitude - Arithmetic - Profit and Loss
Question
If a seller gives a discount of 15% on retail price, she still makes a profit of 2%. Which of the following ensures that she makes a profit of 20%?
A) Give a discount of 5% on retail price
B) Give a discount of 2% on retail price
C) Increase the retail price by 2%
D) Sell at retail price
Answer
Option (D)
Solution
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Quantitative Aptitude – Arithmetic - Profit and Loss – A wholesaler bought walnuts and peanuts
Slot -1 – Quantitative Aptitude – Arithmetic - Profit and Loss – A wholesaler bought walnuts and peanuts
A wholesaler bought walnuts and peanuts, the price of walnut per kg being thrice that of peanut per kg. He then sold 8 kg of peanuts at a proﬁt of 10% and 16 kg of walnuts at a proﬁt of 20% to a shopkeeper. However, the shopkeeper lost 5 kg of walnuts and 3 kg of peanuts in transit. He then mixed the remaining nuts and sold the mixtu

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Quantitative Aptitude – Arithmetic - Profit and Loss – A trader sells 10 liters of a mixture
Slot -1 – Quantitative Aptitude – Arithmetic - Profit and Loss – A trader sells 10 liters of a mixture
A trader sells 10 litres of a mixture of paints A and B, where the amount of B in the mixture does not exceed that of A. The cost of paint A per litre is Rs. 8 more than that of paint B. If the trader sells the entire mixture for Rs. 264 and makes a proﬁt of 10%, then the highest possible cost of paint B, in Rs. per litre, is?
a)

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Quantitative Aptitude – Arithmetic - Profit and Loss – Two types of tea, A and B, are mixed
Slot -1 - Quantitative Aptitude – Arithmetic - Profit and Loss – Two types of tea, A and B, are mixed
Two types of tea, A and B, are mixed and then sold at Rs. 40 per kg. The profit is 10% if A and B are mixed in the ratio 3:2, and 5% if this ratio is 2:3. The cost prices, per kg, of A and B, are in the ratio?
a) 19:24
b) 18:25
c) 21:25
d) 17:25
Solution:
When A and B are mixed in the ratio 3:2, CP = (3A+2B)/(5 )=40/1.

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