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**Question 1: **If A’s income is 50% less than that of B’s, then B’s income is what per cent more than that of A?

a) 125

b) 100

c) 75

d) 50

**Question 2: **1.14 expressed as a per cent of 1.9 is

a) 6%

b) 10%

c) 60%

d) 90%

**Question 3: **If 60% of A = 48% of B, then A:B is

a) 9:20

b) 20:9

c) 4:5

d) 5:4

**Question 4: **Two successive price increase of 10% and 10% of an article are equivalent to a single price increase of

a) 19%

b) 20%

c) 21%

d) 22%

**Question 5: **If A’s income is 25% less than B’s income, by how much per cent is B’s income more than that of A ?

a) 25

b) 30

c) 100/3

d) 50

**Question 6: **If on a marked price, the difference of selling prices with a discount of 30% and two successive discounts of 20% and 10%is Rs. 72, then the marked price (in rupees) is:

a) 3,600

b) 3,000

c) 2,500

d) 2,400

**Question 7: **If an electricity bill is paid before due date, one gets a reduction of 4% on the amount of the bill. By paying the bill before due date a person got a reduction of Rs. 13. The amount of his electricity bill was:

a) Rs. 125

b) Rs. 225

c) Rs. 325

d) Rs. 425

**Question 8: **Successive discounts of 10%, 20% and 30% is equivalent to a single discount of:

a) 60%

b) 49.6%

c) 40.5%

d) 36%

**Question 9: **The price of an article was first increased by 10% and then again by 20%. If the last increased price be IRS. 33, the original price was:

a) Rs. 30

b) RS. 27.50

c) Rs. 26.50

d) Rs. 25

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**Question 10: **If each side of a square is increased by 10%. its area will be increased by:

a) 10%

b) 21%

c) 44%

d) 100%

**Question 11: **If the length of a rectangle is increased by 10% and its breadth is decreased by 10%, the change in its area will be:

a) 1% increase

b) 1% decrease

c) 10% increase

d) No change

**Question 12: **A is 50% as efficient as B. C does half of the work done by A and B together. If C alone does the work in 20 days, then A, B and C together can do the work in

a) 17/3days

b) 20/3days

c) 6 days

d) 7 days

**Question 13: **The cost price of an article is Rs. 800. After allowing a discount of 10%, a gain of 12.5% was made. Then the marked price of the article is

a) Rs. 1,000

b) Rs. 1,100

c) Rs. 1,200

d) Rs. 1,300

**Question 14: **A man bought an article listed at Rs. 1500 with a discount of 20% offered on the list price. What additional discount must be offered to man to bring the net price to Rs. 1,104?

a) 8%

b) 10%

c) 12%

d) 15%

**Question 15: **When the price of an article was reduced by 20% its sale increased by 80%. What was the net effect on the revenue?

a) 44% increase

b) 44% decrease

c) 66% increase

d) 66% decrease

**Answers & Solutions:**

**1) Answer (B)**

Let’s say B’s income is 100

Hence A’s income will be 50

Now B’s income is 50 more than A’s

Hence it is $\frac{50}{50}\times100$ percent ($\frac{d}{Ai}\times100$ where d is difference in income and Ai is A’s income) more than A’s

**2) Answer (C)**

Let’s say 1.14 is $x$ percent of 1.9

hence 1.14 = $\frac{1.9\times x}{100}$

$x$ will be 60

**3) Answer (C)**

Given 60% of A = 48% of B

Hence A:B = 48 : 60

or A:B = 4 : 5

**4) Answer (C)**

Let’s say price of article is 100

After first increase its price will be 100(1+ $\frac{10}{100}$) = 110

Now second increment will be applied on 110

Hence new price will be 110(1+ $\frac{10}{100}$ ) = 121

Which is 21 more than before any increment

Hence total percentage increment = 21

**5) Answer (C)**

let’s say B’s income is 100

A’s income will be 75

B’s income is 25 greater than A’s

hence B’s income is $\frac{25}{75} \times 100$ percent more than A’s

**6) Answer (A)**

let’s say marked price 100

so for first discount of 30% selling price will be 70

and for two successive discounts of 20% and 10% selling price will be 72 and difference will be 2

now when difference between both selling prices is 2, marked price is 100

so when difference between both selling prices is 72, marked price will be $\frac{100}{2} \times 72$ = 3600

**7) Answer (C)**

let’s say amount of electricity bill is 100

so reduction will be 4

hence when reduction is 4 amount of electricity bill is 100

now when reduction is 13 amount of electricity bill will be $\frac{100}{4}\times 13$

**8) Answer (B)**

We can assume that discount is on a price of 100

so after first discount of 10% its value will be = 90

now after second consecutive discount of 20% its value will be $90(1-\frac{20}{100})$=72

and after third consecutive discount of 30% its value will be $72(1-\frac{30}{100})$=50.4

hence it is a equivalent to a single discount of 100-50.4=49.6

**9) Answer (D)**

Let’s say its original price is 100

hence after first increment of 10% its value will be 110.

and after second consecutive increment of 20% its value will be 132

so when its value becomes 132 , original price is 100

now when its value becomes 33 , original price will be $\frac{100}{132} \times 33$

**10) Answer (B)**

Let’s say side of square is 100 unit

its area will be $10^{4} unit^{2}$

after 10% increment its value will be 110 unit

and area will become $1.21 \times 10^{4} unit^{2}$

change in area $ .21 \times 10^{4} unit^{2}$

percentage change will be 21

**11) Answer (B)**

let’s say length is 100 and width is also 100 hence area will be $10^{4}$ $unit^{2}$

after 10% increase, length will be 110 and 10% decrease in width, it will be 90 and area will be 9900 $unit^{2}$

%change in area will be = $\frac{100}{10000}\times100$ = 1%

**12) Answer (B)**

C does $\frac{1}{20}$ amount of work in a day.

And A+B do twice of work as much done by C or A+B=2C or $\frac{2}{20}$.

So A+B+C together will do $\frac{2}{20}+\frac{1}{20}=\frac{3}{20}$ amount of work in a day.

And complete work will be done in $\frac{20}{3}$ days.

**13) Answer (A)**

Having a gain of 12.5%, selling price will be $800 \times \frac{112.5}{100} = 900$

So after having a discount of 10% on marked selling price is 900

Hence marked price will be = $900 \times \frac{100}{90} = 1000$

**14) Answer (A)**

After having 20% discount price will be = $1500 \times \frac{80}{100}$ = 1200

So for net price of 1104 discount should be 1200-1104 = 96

%discount = $\frac{96}{1200} \times 100$ = 8%

**15) Answer (A)**

Let’s initial price is $x$, and sale is $y$ so revenue will be $xy$

After having discount of 20%, initial price will be $\frac{80x}{100}$ and sale will be $\frac{180y}{100}$ , hence new revenue is $1.44xy$.

Increment in revenue will be $0.44xy$ i.e. equal to 44%

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