CAT 2017 Question Paper (Shift-2) - Quant Question 9

Question 9

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?


Let the number of dozens of candies he bought of each variety be x
Hence total cost = 12x + 15x = 27x
Total selling price = 16.50*2x = 33x
Profit = 33x - 27x = 6x
Given 6x = 150 => x = 25
Hence he bought 50 dozens of candies in total

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