Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 2:12pm.
a shopkeeper buys an article at a discount of 15% on the printed price.
after charging a sales tax of 5% on the printed price, he sells the article at rs.630. find the profit
- MATHS -SALES TAX -plse URGENT- - Lena, Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 2:42pm
There are 3 things we must figure out in the this question.
1) What is the full price of this item + tax
2) What is the full price of this item
3) What is the price of this item with the 15% discount
4) Shopkeeper profit
For this whole problem let us assume that 'x' is equal to the full ticket price of the item:
1) rs. 630 (this is given to us in the question)
2) rs. 630 = 1.05(x)
rs. 630/1.05 = x
600 = x
Therefore the full ticket price of this item (with no tax) is rs. 600
3) price w/ 15% discount = 0.85(x)
- I got the 0.85 from 1.00-0.15 (if we're getting 15% off we are paying for 85% of the full price)
price w/ 15% discount = 0.85(600)
price w/ 15% discount = rs. 510
Therefore, the shopkeeper bought this item for rs. 510
4) Profit = Selling price - purchase price
Profit = 630-510
Profit = rs. 120
Therefore the shopkeeper made a rs. 120 profit.
Answer this Question
More Related Questions
- maths-profit - a shopkeeper buys an article at a discount of 15% on the printed ...
- maths-Profit, discount - a shopkeeper buys an article at a discount of 15% on ...
- maths- commercial mathematics(value added tax) - A shopkeeper sells an article ...
- maths-urgently needed-plse help - A manufacturer lists the price of the goods ...
- 7th grade math - 1. Price of the dolls: $12.99 A. Price of the dolls with a 5% ...
- maths-urgently needed - A manufacturer lists the price of the goods at Rs.240 ...
- Sales Tax - A video games price was 90$. The store offered 10% discount. How ...
- 7th grade math help Ms. Sue quick please - HELLPPP ME PLEASE I ONLY KNOW THE ...
- Quick Math-Plz - Can you help me with these prices? 1. $38.95 find Price of item...
- Sales tax - tom paid 695.5 for a tv when 7% sales tax was included in that price...