Posted by **Anonymous** on Friday, December 21, 2012 at 1:31pm.

A fruit vendor buys 300 apples at Rs 50 per dozen. The vendor sold 200 of them at Rs 50 per 10 apples. At what rate per apple should the vendor sell the remaining apples to make an overall profit of 12% ?

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**Steve**, Friday, December 21, 2012 at 3:07pm
cost: 300/12 * 50 = 1250

12% profit = 150

so, he needs total sales of 1400

1st 200: 200/10 * 50 = 1000

the remaining 100 apples must sell for 400, or Rs40 each

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**Reiny**, Friday, December 21, 2012 at 3:08pm
cost price per apple = 50/12 = 25/6

total paid for the 300 apples = 300(25/6) = 1250

to have an overall profit of 12%,

the total selling price must be 1.12(1250) = 1400

so far he sold 200 at 50/10

so far he took in 200(50/10) = 1000

so he needs to make Rs 400 on the remaining 100 apples

or

400/100 = **Rs 4 per apple**

check:

200 apples @ Rs 5 = 1000

100 apples @ Rs 4 = 400

total = 1400

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