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**1. How much money will be required to buy 400,Â Rs.12.50 shares at a premium ofÂ Rs.1?**

**Solution: **

Given,

The number of shares required to be bought = 400

And, Rs 12.50 shares at a premium of Rs 1 means;

Nominal value of the share is Rs. 12.50

And its market value = Rs 12.50 + Rs 1 = Rs 13.50

So, the money required to buy 1 share = Rs 13.50

Thus,

The money required to buy 400 shares = 400 x Rs 13.50 = Rs 5400

**2. How much money will be required to buy 250,Â Rs.15 shares at a discount ofÂ Rs.1.50?**

**Solution: **

The number of shares to be bought is 250.

And, Rs 15 shares at a discount of Rs 1.50 means

Nominal value of the share is Rs 15 and

Its market value = Rs 15 â€“ Rs 1.50 = Rs 13.50

Thus,

The money required to buy 250 shares = 250 x Rs 13.50 = Rs 3375

**3. A person buys 120 shares at a nominal value of Rs 40 each, which he sells at Rs 42.50 each. Find his profit and profit percent.**

**Solution: **

Given,

The nominal value of each share is Rs 40

So, the nominal value of 120 shares = Rs 40Â xÂ 120 = Rs 4,800

And, the market value of 120 shares = Rs 42.50Â Ã—Â 120 = Rs 5,100

Thus, his profit = Rs 5,100 â€“ Rs 4,800 = Rs 300

And the profit percentage is given by,

Profit (%) = 300/4800 x 100 = 6.25 %

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**4. Find the cost of 85 shares of Rs 60 each when quoted at Rs 63.25.**

**Solution: **

Given,

Market value of 1 share = Rs 63.25

So, the market value of 85 shares = Rs 63.25Â xÂ 85 = Rs 5,376.25

**5. A man invests Rs800 in buying Rs5 shares and when they are selling at a premium of Rs1.15, he sells all the shares. Find his profit and profit percent.**

**Solution: **

Nominal value of 1 share = Rs 5

Market value 1 share = Rs 5 + Rs 1.15 = Rs6.15

Total money invested = Rs 800

So, the number of shares purchased = 800/5 = 160

And,

Market value of 160 shares = 160 x 6.15= Rs 984

Thus, his profit = Rs 984 â€“ Rs 800 = Rs 184

And the profit percentage is given by

Profit (%) = 184/800 x 100 = 23 %

**6. Find the annual income derived from 125,Â Rs.120 shares paying 5% dividend.**

**Solution: **

Given,

The nominal value of 1 share = Rs 120

So, the nominal value of 125 shares = 125 x Rs 120 = Rs 15,000

Now,

Dividend = 5 % of Rs 15,000

â‡’ 5/100 x 15000 = Rs 750

Thus, the annual income is Rs 750

**7. A man invests Rs 3,072 in a company paying 5% per annum, when its Rs 10 share can be bought for Rs 16 each. Find:**

**(i) his annual income**

**(ii) his percentage income on his investment.**

**Solution:**

Given,

Market value of 1 share = Rs 16

Nominal value of 1 share= Rs 10

And the money invested = Rs3,072

So, the number of shares purchased = 3072/16 = 192

And, the nominal value of 192 shares = Rs 10 x 192 = Rs 1,920

Therefore,

(i) The annual income = 5 % of Rs 1,920

= 5/100 x 1920

= Rs 96

(ii) Income % = 96/3072 x 100 = 3.125% =

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