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# Previous Year Profit and loss Questions For SSC CGL 2017

Dear Readers, Here We are providing a quant Quiz of 15  Profit and loss questions in accordance with the syllabus of SSC CGL. Most of these Questions are Previous Year asked in SSC CGL. It will give you implicit idea of Math Question Paper of SSC CGL 2017

Q1. A merchant has 1000 kg sugar, part of which he sells at 8% profit and the rest at 18% profit. He gains 14% on the whole. The quantity sold at 8% profit is:
(a) 600 kg
(b) 640 kg
(c) 400 kg
(d) 560 kg

Q2. A trader sells two bullocks for Rs. 8,400 each, neither losing nor gaining in total. If he sold one of the bullocks at a gain of 20%, the other is sold at a loss of
(a) 20%
(b) 18(2/9)%
(c) 14(2/7)%
(d) 21%

Q3. If a chair sold for Rs. 600 at the profit of 20%, then the original price of the chair is:
(a) Rs. 540
(b) Rs. 500
(c) Rs. 480
(d) Rs. 580

Q4. The cost price of two dozen bananas is Rs. 32 After selling 18 bananas at the rate of Rs. 12 per dozen, the shopkeeper reduced to rate as Rs. 4 per dozen. The percent loss is
(a) 25.2%
(b) 32.4%
(c) 36.5%
(d) 37.5%

Q5. A person buys 100 cups at Rs. 10 each. On the way 20 cups are broken. He sells the remaining cups at Rs. 11 each. His loss percent is.
(a) 15
(b) 10
(c) 171/2
(d) 12

Q6. 12 copies of a book were sold for Rs. 1800/- there by gaining cost price of 3 copies. The cost price of a copy is:
(a) Rs. 120/-
(b) Rs. 150/-
(c) Rs. 1200/-
(d) Rs. 1500/-

Q7. If a man estimates his loss as 20% of the selling price, then his loss percent is:
(a) 20%
(b) 25%
(c) 40/3%
(d) 50/3%

Q8. By selling 12 kg of potatoes for 63, a shopkeeper gains 5%. What does his gain or lose percent by selling. 50 kg of the same potatoes for 247.50?
(a) 1% profit
(b) 1% loss
(c) No profit no loss
(d) 2.5% profit

Q9. By selling 80 ball pens for Rs. 140 a retailer losses 30%. How many ball pens should he sell for Rs. 104 so as to make a profit of 30%?
(a) 32
(b) 52
(c) 48
(d) 42

Q10. A bought an article, paying 5% less than the original price. A sold it with 20% profit on the price he had paid. What percent of profit did A earn on the original price?
(a) 10
(b) 13
(c) 14
(d) 17/2

Q11. A vendor sells lemons at the rate of 5 for Rs. 14. Gaining  thereby 40%. For how much did he buy a dozen lemons?
(a) Rs. 20
(b) Rs. 21
(c) Rs. 24
(d) Rs. 28

Q12. Two items A and B are sold at a profit of 10% and 15% respectively. If the amount of profit received is the same, then the cost price of A and B may be
(a) Rs. 1,000, Rs. 1,500
(b) Rs. 5,000, Rs. 2,000
(c) Rs. 3,000, Rs. 2,000
(d) Rs. 3,000, Rs. 5,000

Q13. By selling 25 metres of cloth a trader gains the selling price of 5 metres of cloth. The gain of the trader in % is
(a) 25
(b) 20
(c) 28
(d) 29

Q14. An item costing Rs. 840 was sold by a shopkeeper at a gain of 10% and it was again sold by the new buyer at a loss of 5%. Find selling price of the item is:
(a) Rs. 877.80
(b) Rs. 798
(c) Rs. 924
(d) Rs. 37.80

Q15. If there is a profit of 20% on the cost price of an article, the percentage of profit calculated on its selling price will be
(a) 24
(b) 16(2/3)
(c) 8(1/3)
(d) 20
SOLUTIONS

S4. Ans.(d)
Sol. C.P. of 24 Bananas = 32 Rs.
S.P. of 24 Bananas = 20 Rs.
Loss % = 12/32 × 100
= 37.5%
S5. Ans.(d)
Sol. C.P. of 100 cups = 100 × 10
= 1000
S.P of 80 cups = 80 × 11
= 880
Loss % = 120/1000 × 100
= 12%

S6. Ans.(a)
Sol. S.P. of 12 copies – C.P. of 12 copies = C.P. of 3 copies
S.P. of 12 copies = C.P. of 15 copies
1800 = C.P. of 15 copies
C.P. of 1 copy = 1800/15
= 120/-

S7. Ans.(d)
Sol. 20% = 1/5
S.P. = 5
C.P. = 6
Loss % = 1/6 × 100
= 50/3%
S8. Ans.(b)
Sol. 63/(12 × 105)=247.5/(50 × (100 ± a) )
495 = 5 (100 ± a)
99 = (100 ± a)
a = –1%
Loss % = 1%
S9. Ans.(a)
Sol. 140/(80 × 70)=104/(N × 130)
1/4=8/N
N = 32
S10. Ans.(c)
Sol. Real Price = 100
C.P. = 95
S.P. = 95 × 120/100
= 114
Profit % = 14%
S11. Ans.(c)
Sol. 14/5 = C.P. × 140/100
C.P. of 1 lemon = 2
C.P. of 12 lemons = 12 × 2
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