19th SSC CGL Tier II level Question Set, 2nd on topic Profit and loss
This is the 19th question set of 10 practice problem exercise for SSC CGL Tier II exam and 2nd on topic Profit and loss. Students should complete this question set in prescribed time first and then only refer to the corresponding solution set for extracting maximum benefits from this resource.
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- Before start, go through the tutorials Numbers, Number system and basic arithmetic operations, Factorizing or finding out factors, HCF and LCM, Basic concepts on fractions and decimals part 1, Ratio and proportion or any other short but good material to refresh your concepts if you so require.
- Answer the questions in an undisturbed environment with no interruption, full concentration and alarm set at 12 minutes.
- When the time limit of 12 minutes is over, mark up to which point you have answered, but go on to complete the set.
- At the end, refer to the answers given in the companion 19th SSC CGL Tier II level solution set on Profit and loss 2, to mark your score at 12 minutes. For every correct answer add 1 and for every incorrect answer deduct 0.25 (or whatever is the scoring pattern in the coming test). Write your score on top of the answer sheet with date and time.
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19th question set—10 problems for SSC CGL Tier II exam: topic Profit and loss 2—Answering time 12 mins
If the cost price is doubled and selling price is tripled, the profit would have become 65%. What is the present profit percentage?
If a fruit-seller sells a coconut at Rs.14.4 he suffers 10% loss. If he wants to make a profit of 25%, then at what price should he sell?
The cost of 9 files, 6 notebooks, and 4 pens is Rs.305 while the cost of 2 files, 4 notebooks and 3 pens is Rs.145. What is the cost of 16 files, 8 notebooks and 5 pens?
- Cannot be determined
A fruit-seller buys bananas at 9 for Rs.8 and sells at 8 for Rs.9. What will be the profit or loss in percentage?
- 13.28% loss
- 13.28% profit
- 26.56% profit
- 26.56% loss
If a pizza-seller sells a pizza at Rs.200, he suffers a 20% loss. If he wants to make a profit of 10%, then at what price should he sell a pizza?
Purchase cost of two watches were in ratio 16 : 23. If the cost of the first watch is increased by 10% and the second watch by Rs.477, the ratio changes to 11 : 20. The original purchase cost of the second watch is then,
When the cost price of an item increases by 25% what will be the new profit margin in percentage if the original profit were 150%?
A wholesale dealer sold some of his 200 dozens of mangoes at 20% profit and the rest at 10% profit, so that he made 13% profit on the two transactions taken together. How many mangoes (in dozens) did he sell at 20% profit?
The sale price of an item when sold at a profit of 8% is Rs.28 more than the sale price when it is sold at a loss of 8%. The cost price of the item is,
The profit earned by selling an item for Rs.625 is same as the loss incurred if it is sold for Rs.545. The price at which it is to be sold for a gain of Rs.65 is then,
To know how all the ten problems could be solved quickly in mind using basic and rich profit and loss concepts, percentage concepts and key pattern identification along with free resource use of choice values, you should refer to the companion solution set,
Answers to the questions
Q1. Option a; 10%.
Q2. Option d: Rs.20.
Q3. Option c: Rs.465.
Q4. Option c: 26.56% profit.
Q5. Option d: Rs.275.
Q6. Option d: Rs.1219.
Q7. Option d: 100.
Q8. Option d: 60.
Q9. Option a: Rs.175.
Q10. Option c: Rs.650.
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