Posted by **avinash** on Saturday, August 27, 2011 at 2:05am.

a man sold an article at 10% loss , if he had taken 45Rs more , the gain would have been 8%. what is its cost price

a.150

b.180

c.200

d.250

e.none

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**Reiny**, Saturday, August 27, 2011 at 8:01am
let the cost price be x

then the selling price is .9x

if he had taken 45 more ----> .9x + 45

this would have been 1.08 of cost price

1.08 = .9x + 45

....

x = 250

check: at 10% loss, SP = 225

but had he taken 45 more, SP = 270

and what is 108% of 250 ??

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**jack**, Monday, October 24, 2011 at 9:06pm
270

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**Muhammad Idrees**, Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 12:40pm
Q: John sold a chair at a loss of 20% if he had sold it for $50 more, he would have gained 5%. Find the cost price of chair.

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