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Exercise 7.1

**1. Express the following percentages as fractions:**

**(i) 356%**

**(ii) 2 Â½%**

**(iii) 16 2/2 %**

**Solution:**

(i) 356%

It can be written as

= 356/100

By further simplification

= 89/25

= 3 14/25

(ii) 2 Â½%

It can be written as

= 5/2%

By further calculation

= 5/ (2 Ã— 100)

= 1/40

(iii) 16 2/3 %

It can be written as

= 50/3 %

By further calculation

= 50/3 Ã— 1/100

= 1/6

**2. Express the following fractions as percentages:**

**(i) 3/2**

**(ii) 9/20**

**(iii) 1 Â¼**

**Solution:**

(i) 3/2

It can be written as

= 3/2 Ã— 100%

= 150%

(ii) 9/20

It can be written as

= 9/20 Ã— 100%

= 45%

(iii) 1 Â¼

It can be written as

= 5/4 Ã— 100%

= 125%

**3. Express the following fractions as decimals. Then express the decimals as percentages:**

**(i) Â¾**

**(ii) 5/8**

**(iii) 3/16**

**Solution:**

(i) Â¾ = 0.75

It can be written as

Â¾ = Â¾ Ã— 100%

By further calculation

= 3 Ã— 25%

= 75%

(ii) 5/8 = 0.625

It can be written as

5/8 = 5/8 Ã— 100%

By further calculation

= 5/2 Ã— 25%

= 125/2%

= 62.5%

(iii) 3/16 = 0.1875

It can be written as

3/16 = 3/16 Ã— 100%

By further calculation

= Â¾ Ã— 25%

= 75/4%

= 18.75%

**4. Express the following fractions as decimals correct to four decimal places. Then express the decimals as percentages:**

**(i) 2/3**

**(ii) 5/6**

**(iii) 4/7**

**Solution:**

(i) 2/3 = 0.6667

By correcting to four decimal places

2/3 = 0.6667 Ã— 100% = 66.67%

(ii) 5/6 = 0.8333

By correcting to four decimal places

5/6 = 0.8333 Ã— 100% = 83.33%

(iii) 4/7 = 0.5714

By correcting to four decimal places

4/7 = 0.5714 Ã— 100% = 57.14%

**5. Express the following ratios as percentages:**

**(i) 17: 20**

**(ii) 13: 18**

**(iii) 93: 80**

**Solution:**

(i) 17: 20

It can be written as

17: 20 = 17/ 20

By further calculation

= 17/20 Ã— 100%

So we get

= 17 Ã— 5%

= 85%

(ii) 13: 18

It can be written as

13: 18 = 13/18

By further calculation

= 13/18 Ã— 100%

So we get

= 13/9 Ã— 50%

= 650/9 %

= 72 2/9%

(iii) 93: 80

It can be written as

93: 80 = 93/80

By further calculation

= 93/80 Ã— 100%

So we get

= 93/4 Ã— 5%

= 465/4%

= 116.25 %

**6. Express the following percentages as decimals:**

**(i) 20%**

**(ii) 2%**

**(iii) 3 Â¼ %**

**Solution:**

(i) 20%

It can be written as

= 20/100

So we get

= 0.20

= 0.2

(ii) 2%

It can be written as

= 2/100

So we get

= 0.02

(iii) 3 Â¼

It can be written as

= 13/4

Multiply the denominator by 100

= 13/ (4 Ã— 100)

= 13/ 400

By further calculation

= 3.25/100

= 0.325

**7. Find the value of:**

**(i) 27 % of â‚¹ 50**

**(ii) 6 Â¼ % of 25 kg**

**Solution:**

(i) 27 % of â‚¹ 50

It can be written as

= 27/100 of â‚¹50

By further calculation

= 27/100 Ã— 50

So we get

= 27/2

= â‚¹ 13.50

(ii) 6 Â¼ % of 25 kg

It can be written as

= 25/4% of 25 kg

By further calculation

= 25/ (4 Ã— 100) of 25 kg

= (25 Ã— 25)/ (4 Ã— 100)

So we get

= 25/16

= 1 9/16 kg

**8. What percent is:**

**(i) 300 g of 2 kg**

**(ii) â‚¹ 7.50 of â‚¹ 6**

**Solution:**

(i) Required percentage = [300 gram/ 2 kg Ã— 100] %

It can be written as

= [300 gram/ (2 Ã— 1000 gram) Ã— 100] %

By further calculation

= [300/ (2 Ã— 1000) Ã— 100] %

So we get

= (30/2) %

= 15 %

(ii) Required percentage = [â‚¹ 7.50/ â‚¹ 6 Ã— 100] %

It can be written as

= [7.50/ 6 Ã— 100] %

By further calculation

= [7.50/3 Ã— 50] %

So we get

= [2.50 Ã— 50] %

= 125%

**9. What percent of:**

**(i) 50 kg is 65 kg**

**(ii) â‚¹ 9 is â‚¹ 4**

**Solution:**

(i) Consider x% of 50 kg as 65 kg

x% of 50 kg = 65 kg

It can be written as

x/ 100 Ã— 50 = 65

By further calculation

x/ 2 = 65

By cross multiplication

x = 130

Therefore 130% of 50 kg is 65 kg.

(ii) Consider x% of â‚¹ 9 is â‚¹ 4

x% of â‚¹ 9 = â‚¹ 4

It can be written as

x/ 100 Ã— 9 = 4

By further calculation

x = 4 Ã— 100/9

So we get

x = 400/9

x = 44 4/9

Therefore, 44 4/9 % of â‚¹ 9 is â‚¹ 4.

**10. (i) If 16 2/3 % of a number is 25, find the number.**

**(ii) If 13.25 % of a number is 159, find the number.**

**Solution:**

(i) Consider the number as x

16 2/3 % of x = 25

By further calculation

50/3 % of x = 25

It can be written as

50/3 Ã— 1/100 of x = 25

So we get

x = (25 Ã— 3 Ã— 100)/ 50

x = 150

Therefore, the number is 150.

(ii) Consider the number as x

13.25% of x = 159

It can be written as

13.25/ 100 of x = 159

By further calculation

x = (159 Ã— 100)/ 13.25

Multiply and divide by 100

x = (159 Ã— 100 Ã— 100)/ 1325

So we get

x = (159 Ã— 4 Ã— 100)/ 53

x = 3 Ã— 4 Ã— 100

x = 1200

Therefore, the number is 1200.

**11. (i) Increase the number 60 by 30 %**

**(ii) Decrease the number 750 by 10%**

**Solution:**

(i) New number = (1 + 30/100) of 60

By further calculation

= (1 + 3/10) Ã— 60

So we get

= 13/10 Ã— 60

= 78

(ii) New number = (1 â€“ 10/100) of 750

By further calculation

= (1 â€“ 1/10) Ã— 750

So we get

= 9/10 Ã— 750

= 9 Ã— 75

= 675

**12. (i) What number when increased by 15% becomes 299?**

**(ii) On decreasing the number by 18%, it becomes 697. Find the number.**

**Solution:**

(i) Consider the original number as x

Here

New number = (1 + 15/100) of original number

Substituting the values

299 = (1 + 3/20) Ã— x

Taking LCM

299 = [(20 + 3)/ 20] Ã— x

By further calculation

299 = 23/20 Ã— x

So we get

x = (299 Ã— 20)/ 23

x = 13 Ã— 20

x = 260

Therefore, the original number is 260.

(ii) Consider the original number as x

Here

New number = (1 â€“ 18/100) of original number

Substituting the values

697 = (1 â€“ 18/100) of x

Taking LCM

697 = [(100 â€“ 18)/ 100] Ã— x

By further calculation

697 = 82/100 Ã— x

So we get

x = (697 Ã— 100)/ 82

x = (697 Ã— 50)/ 41

By further simplification

x = 17 Ã— 50

x = 850

Therefore, the original number is 850.

**13. Mr. Khanna spent 83% of his salary and saved â‚¹ 1870. Calculate his monthly salary.**

**Solution:**

It is given that

Mr. Khanna spent 83% of his salary

Savings = 100 â€“ 83 = 17%

So 17% of his salary = â‚¹ 1870

We know that

His salary = â‚¹ (1870 Ã— 100)/ 17

= â‚¹ 11000

**14. In school, 38% of the students are girls. If the number of boys is 1023, find the total strength of the school.**

**Solution:**

It is given that

No. of girls in school = 38%

No. of boys in school = (100 â€“ 38) % = 62%

Consider x as the total strength of school

62% of x = 1023

It can be written as

62/100 Ã— x = 1023

By further calculation

x = 1023 Ã— 100/62

So we get

x = 1023 Ã— 50/31

x = 33 Ã— 50

x = 1650

Therefore, the total strength of the school is 1650.

**15. The price of an article increases from â‚¹ 960 to â‚¹ 1080. Find the percentage increase in the price.**

**Solution:**

It is given that

Increase in the price of an article = 1080 â€“ 960 = â‚¹ 120

We know that

Percentage increase in the price = 120/960 Ã— 100%

By further calculation

= 1/8 Ã— 100%

So we get

= 100/8 %

= 25/2 %

= 12.5 %

**16. In a straight contest, the loser polled 42% votes and lost by 14400 votes. Find the total number of votes polled. If the total number of eligible voters was 1 lakh, find what percentage of voters did not vote.**

**Solution:**

It is given that

Losing candidate got 42% of the votes polled

Votes secured by winning candidate = (100 â€“ 42) % of the votes polled

= 58 % of the votes polled

So the difference of votes = 58% – 42%

= 16% of the votes polled

We know that

16% of the votes polled = 14400

16%/100 of the votes polled = 14400

So the votes polled = 14400 Ã— 100/16

By further calculation

= 900 Ã— 100

= 90000

Here

Total number of eligible voters = 100000

No. of voters who did not vote = 100000 â€“ 90000

= 10000

Percentage of voters did not vote = [10000/ 100000 Ã— 100] %

By further calculation

= 10000/1000 %

= 10 %

**17. Out of 8000 candidates, 60% were boys. If 80% of the boys and 90% of the girls passed the exam, find the number of candidates who failed.**

**Solution:**

It is given that

Total number of candidates = 8000

No. of boys = 60% of 8000

By further calculation

= 60/100 Ã— 8000

So we get

= 60 Ã— 80

= 4800

No. of girls = 8000 â€“ 4800 = 3200

No. of passed boys = 80% of No. of boys

It can be written as

= 80/100 Ã— 4800

So we get

= 80 Ã— 48

= 3840

No. of passed girls = 90% of No. of girls

It can be written as

= 90/100 Ã— 3200

So we get

= 90 Ã— 32

= 2880

No. of passed candidates = 3840 + 2880 = 6720

No. of failed candidates = 8000 â€“ 6720 = 1280

Therefore, the number of candidates who failed is 1280.

**18. In an exam, Â¼ of the students failed both in English and Maths, 35% of the students failed in Maths and 30% failed in English.**

**(i) Find the percentage of students who failed in any of the subjects.**

**(ii) Find the percentage of students who passed in both subjects.**

**(iii) If the number of students who failed only in English was 25, find the total number of students.**

**Solution:**

Consider the total number of students = x

No. of students who failed both in English and Maths = Â¼ of x = x/4

No. of students who failed in Maths = 35% of x

It can be written as

= 35/100 of x

By further calculation

= 7/20 Ã— x

= 7x/20

No. of students who failed in English = 30% of x

It can be written as

= 30/100 Ã— x

By further calculation

= 3/10 Ã— x

= 3x/10

(i) No. of students who failed in any of the subject = (7x/20 + 3x/10) â€“ x/4

Taking LCM

= (7x + 6x)/ 20 â€“ x/4

So we get

= (13x â€“ 5x)/ 20

= 8x/20

Percentage of students who failed in any of the subject = 8x/20/x Ã— 100%

We can write it as

= 8x/20 Ã— 1/x Ã— 100%

By further calculation

= 8 Ã— 1 Ã— 5%

= 40%

(ii) Percentage of students who passed in both the subjects = 100 â€“ 40 = 60%

(iii) It is given that

No. of students who failed only in English = 25

We can write it as

3x/10 â€“ x/4 = 25

No. of students who failed only in English = 3x/10 â€“ x/4

Taking LCM

(6x â€“ 5x)/ 20 = 25

By further calculation

x = 25 Ã— 20

x = 500

Therefore, the total number of students is 500.

**19. On increasing the price of an article by 16%, it becomes â‚¹ 1479. What was its original price?**

**Solution:**

Consider the original price of an article = â‚¹ x

1479 = (1 + 16/100) of original price

It can be written as

1479 = [(100 + 16)/ 100] Ã— â‚¹ x

By further calculation

1479 = 116/100 Ã— x

So we get

116x/100 = 1479

By separating the terms

x = (1479 Ã— 100)/ 116

x = (1479 Ã— 25)/ 29

By division

x = 51 Ã— 25

x = 1275

Therefore, the original price of an article is â‚¹ 1275.

**20. Pratibha reduced her weight by 15%. If now she weighs 59.5 kg, what was her earlier weight?**

**Solution:**

It is given that

Weight reduced by Pratibha = 15%

Present weight of Pratibha = 59.5 kg

Consider her original weight = 100

Reduced weight = 100 â€“ 15 = 85%

Here

85% of her original weight = 59.5 kg

So her original weight = (59.5 Ã— 100)/ 85

By further calculation

= 0.7 Ã— 100

= 70 kg

**21. In a sale, a shop reduces all its prices by 15%. Calculate:**

**(i) the cost of an article which was originally priced at â‚¹ 40.**

**(ii) the original price of an article which was sold for â‚¹ 20.40.**

**Solution:**

It is given that

Rate of reduction = 15%

(i) Original price of an article = â‚¹ 40

Rate of reduction = 15%

By further calculation

Reduction = (40 Ã— 15)/ 100 = â‚¹ 6

So the sale price = 40 â€“ 6 = â‚¹ 34

(ii) Sale price = â‚¹ 20.40

Rate of reduction = 15%

We know that

Cost price = (SP Ã— 100)/ (100 â€“ reduction %)

Substituting the values

= (20.40 Ã— 100)/ (100 â€“ 15)

By further calculation

= (2040 Ã— 100)/ (100 Ã— 85)

= â‚¹ 24

**22. Increase the price of â‚¹ 200 by 10% and then decrease the new price by 10%. Is the final price same as the original one?**

**Solution:**

It is given that

Rate of increase = 10%

Rate of decrease = 10%

Price of article = â‚¹ 200

Here

Increased price = â‚¹ 200 Ã— (100 + 10)/ 100

By further calculation

= â‚¹ 200 Ã— 110/100

= â‚¹ 220

We know that

Decreased price = â‚¹ 200 Ã— (100 â€“ 10)/ 100

So we get

= â‚¹ 220 Ã— 90/100

= â‚¹ 198

No, the final price is not as same as the original one.

**23. Chandani purchased some parrots. 20% flew away and 5% died. Of the remaining, 45% were sold. Now 33 parrots remain. How many parrots had Chandani purchased?**

**Solution:**

Consider Chandani purchased x parrots

No. of parrots flew away = 20% of x

It can be written as

= 20/100 Ã— x

So we get

= 1/5 Ã— x

= x/5

No. of parrots died = 5% of x

It can be written as

= 5/100 Ã— x

= x/20

No. of parrots remaining = x â€“ (x/5 + x/20)

Taking LCM

= x â€“ [(4x + x)/ 20]

By further calculation

= x â€“ 5x/20

= x â€“ x/4

Taking LCM

= (4x â€“ x)/ 4

= 3x/4

No. of sold parrots = 45% of 3x/4

It can be written as

= 45/100 Ã— 3x/4

By further calculation

= 9/20 Ã— 3x/4

= 27x/80

No. of parrots which are not sold = 3x/4 â€“ 27/80

Taking LCM

= (60x â€“ 27x)/ 80

= 33x/80

Based on the question

33x/80 = 33

By cross multiplication

33x = 33 Ã— 80

So we get

x = (33 Ã— 80)/ 33

x = 80

Therefore, Chandani purchased 80 parrots.

**24. A candidate who gets 36% marks in an examination fails by 24 marks but another candidate, who gets 43% marks, gets 18 more marks than the minimum pass marks. Find the maximum marks and the percentage of pass marks.**

**Solution:**

Consider x as the maximum marks

Marks secured by the first candidate = 36% of x

It can be written as

= 36/100 Ã— x

= 36x/ 100

Marks secured by another candidate = 43% of x

It can be written as

= 43/100 Ã— x

= 43x/ 100

The qualifying marks are same for both the candidates

So according to the question

36x/100 + 24 = 43x/100 â€“ 18

By further calculation

24 + 18 = 43x/100 â€“ 36x/ 100

Taking LCM

42 = (43x â€“ 36x)/ 100

42 = 7x/100

By cross multiplication

x = 42 Ã— 100/7

x = 6 Ã— 100

x = 600

Here the maximum marks = 600

Marks secured by first candidate = 36/100 Ã— 600 = 36 Ã— 6 = 216

Qualifying marks = 216 + 24 = 240

So the percentage of qualifying marks = (240/600 Ã— 100) %

By further calculation

= 240/6 %

= 40 %

Hence, the maximum mark is 600 and the percentage of pass marks is 40%.

Exercise 7.2

**1. Find the profit or loss percentage, when:**

**(i) C.P. = â‚¹ 400, S.P. = â‚¹ 468**

**(ii) C.P. = â‚¹ 13600, S.P. = â‚¹ 12104**

**Solution:**

(i) It is given that

C.P. = â‚¹ 400, S.P. = â‚¹ 468

Profit = S.P. â€“ C.P.

Substituting the values

= 468 â€“ 400

= â‚¹ 68

Here

Profit % = (Profit Ã— 100)/ C.P.

Substituting the values

= (68 Ã— 100)/ 400

= 17 %

(ii) It is given that

C.P. = â‚¹ 13600, S.P. = â‚¹ 12104

Loss = C.P. â€“ S.P.

Substituting the values

= 13600 â€“ 12104

= â‚¹ 1496

Here

Loss % = [Loss/C.P. Ã— 100] %

Substituting the values

= [1496/ 13600 Ã— 100] %

So we get

= 1496/ 136 %

= 11 %

**2. By selling an article for â‚¹ 1636.25, a dealer gains â‚¹ 96.25. Find his gain per cent.**

**Solution:**

It is given that

S.P. of an article = â‚¹ 1636.25

Gain = â‚¹ 96.25

So the C.P. = S.P. â€“ Gain

Substituting the values

= 1636.25 â€“ 96.25

= â‚¹ 1540

We know that

Gain % = [Gain/ C.P. Ã— 100] %

Substituting the values

= [96.25/1540 Ã— 100] %

By further calculation

= 9625/1540 %

= 1925/308 %

So we get

= 25/4 %

= 6 Â¼ %

**3. By selling an article for â‚¹ 770, a man incurs a loss of â‚¹ 110. Find his loss percentage.**

**Solution:**

It is given that

S.P. of an article = â‚¹ 770

Loss = â‚¹ 110

We know that

C.P. = S.P. + Loss

Substituting the values

= 770 + 110

= â‚¹ 880

Here

Loss % = [Loss/ C.P. Ã— 100] %

Substituting the values

= [110/ 880 Ã— 100] %

By further calculation

= 100/8 %

So we get

= 25/2 %

= 12.5 %

**4. Rashida bought 25 dozen eggs at the rate of â‚¹ 9.60 per dozen. 30 eggs were broken in the transaction and she sold the remaining eggs at one rupee each. Find her gain or loss percentage.**

**Solution:**

It is given that

C.P. of one dozen eggs = â‚¹ 9.60

C.P. of 25 dozen eggs = 25 Ã— 9.60 = â‚¹ 240

No. of eggs = 25 dozen = 25 Ã— 12 = 300

No. of eggs broken in transaction = 30

No. of remaining eggs = 300 â€“ 30 = 270

We know that

S.P. of one egg = â‚¹ 1

S.P. of 270 eggs = 1 Ã— 270 = â‚¹ 270

So the profit = S.P. â€“ C.P.

Substituting the values

= 270 â€“ 240

= â‚¹ 30

Here

Profit % = [Profit/ C.P. Ã— 100] %

Substituting the values

= [30/240 Ã— 100] %

So we get

= 100/8 %

= 25/2 %

= 12.5 %

**5. The cost of an article was â‚¹ 20000 and â‚¹ 1400 were spent on its repairs. If it is sold for a profit of 20 %, find the selling price of the article.**

**Solution:**

It is given that

Cost of an article = â‚¹ 20000

Cost of its repair = â‚¹ 1400

So the total cost = 20000 + 1400 = â‚¹ 21400

Profit = 20 %

We know that

S.P. = [C.P. Ã— (100 + Profit %)]/ 100

Substituting the values

= [21400 Ã— (100 + 20)]/ 100

By further calculation

= (21400 Ã— 120)/ 100

= â‚¹ 25680

**6. A shopkeeper buys 200 bicycles at â‚¹ 1200 per bicycle. He spends â‚¹ 30 per bicycle on transportation. He also spends â‚¹ 4000 on advertising. Then he sells all the bicycles at â‚¹ 1350 per piece. Find his profit or loss. Also, calculate it as a percentage.**

**Solution:**

It is given that

C.P. of one bicycle = â‚¹ 1200

C.P. of 200 bicycle = 1200 Ã— 200 = â‚¹ 240000

Expenditure on transportation for one bicycle = â‚¹ 30

Expenditure on transportation for 200 bicycle = 30 Ã— 200 = â‚¹ 6000

Expenditure on advertising = â‚¹ 4000

We know that

Net C.P. of the bicycle = 240000 + 6000 + 4000

= â‚¹ 250000

S.P. of 200 bicycle at â‚¹ 1350 per bicycle = 200 Ã— 1350

= â‚¹ 270000

So profit = S.P â€“ C.P.

Substituting the values

= 270000 â€“ 250000

= â‚¹ 20000

Here

Profit % = [Profit/ C.P. Ã— 100] %

Substituting the values

= [20000/ 250000 Ã— 100] %

So we get

= 200/25 %

= 8%

**7. The cost price of an article is 90% of its selling price. Find his profit percentage.**

**Solution:**

Consider â‚¹ x as the S.P. of an article

C.P. of an article = 90% of â‚¹ x

It can be written as

= 90/100 Ã— â‚¹ x

= â‚¹ 9x/10

We know that

Profit = S.P. â€“ C.P.

Substituting the values

= x â€“ 9x/10

Taking LCM

= (10x â€“ 9x)/ 10

= â‚¹ x/10

Here

Profit % = [Profit/ C.P. Ã— 100] %

Substituting the values

= [x/10/ 9x/10 Ã— 100] %

It can be written as

= [x/10 Ã— 10/9x Ã— 100] %

So we get

= 100/ 9 %

= 11 1/9 %

**8. Rao bought notebooks at the rate of 4 for â‚¹ 35 and sold them at the rate of 5 for â‚¹ 58. Calculate**

**(i) his gain percentage.**

**(ii) the number of notebooks he should sell to earn a profit of â‚¹ 171.**

**Solution:**

Consider the number of note books bought = 20

Here the LCM of 4 and 5 is 20

C.P. of the note books = 35/4 Ã— 20

= 35 Ã— 5

= â‚¹ 175

S.P. of the note books = 58/5 Ã— 20

= 58 Ã— 4

= â‚¹ 232

(i) We know that

Gain = S.P. â€“ C.P.

Substituting the values

= 232 â€“ 175

= â‚¹ 57

Here

Gain % = [Gain/ C.P. Ã— 100] %

Substituting the values

= [57/ 175 Ã— 100] %

By further calculation

= [57/7 Ã— 4] %

So we get

= 228/7 %

= 32 4/7 %

(ii) When the profit is â‚¹ 57, the number of note books sold = 20

When the profit is â‚¹ 1, the number of note books sold = 20/57

When the profit is â‚¹ 171, the number of note books sold = 20/57 Ã— 171

= 20 Ã— 3

= 60

**9. A vendor buys bananas at 3 for a rupee and sells at 4 for a rupee. Find his profit or loss percentage.**

**Solution:**

Consider the number of bananas bought = 12

Here LCM f 3 and 4 is 12

We know that

C.P. of bananas = 1/3 Ã— 12 = â‚¹ 4

S.P. of bananas = Â¼ Ã— 12 = â‚¹ 3

Here

Loss = C.P. â€“ S.P.

Substituting the values

= 4 â€“ 3

= â‚¹ 1

Loss % = [Loss/ C.P. Ã— 100] %

Substituting the values

= [1/4 Ã— 100] %

So we get

= 100/4 %

= 25 %

**10. A shopkeeper buys a certain number of pens. If the selling price of 5 pens is equal to the cost price of 7 pens, find his profit or loss percentage.**

**Solution:**

Consider â‚¹ x as the C.P. of 7 pens

C.P. of 1 pen = â‚¹ x/7

Based on the question

S.P. of 5 pens = â‚¹ x

S.P. of 1 pen = â‚¹ x/5

Profit = S.P. â€“ C.P.

Substituting the values

= x/7 â€“ x/5

Taking LCM

= (7x â€“ 5x)/ 35

= â‚¹ 2x/ 35

We know that

Profit % = Profit/C.P. Ã— 100 %

Substituting the values

= 2x/ 35/ x/7 Ã— 100 %

It can be written as

= 2x/35 Ã— 7/x Ã— 100 %

By further calculation

= 2/5 Ã— 100 %

So we get

= 2 Ã— 20 %

= 40 %

**11. Find the selling price, when:**

**(i) Cost price = â‚¹ 2360, Profit = 8 %**

**(ii) Cost price = â‚¹ 380, Loss = 7.5 %**

**Solution:**

(i) It is given that

Cost price = â‚¹ 2360, Profit = 8%

We know that

S.P. = (100 + Profit %)/ 100 Ã— C.P.

Substituting the values

= (100 + 8)/ 100 Ã— 2360

By further calculation

= 108/ 100 Ã— 2360

So we get

= 108/ 10 Ã— 236

= â‚¹ 2548.80

(ii) It is given that

Cost price = â‚¹ 380, Loss = 7.5 %

We know that

S.P. = (100 â€“ Loss %)/ 100 Ã— C.P.

Substituting the values

= (100 â€“ 7.5)/ 100 Ã— 380

By further calculation

= 92.5/ 100 Ã— 380

So we get

= 9.25 Ã— 38

= â‚¹ 351.50

**12. A dealer bought a number of eggs at â‚¹ 18 a dozen and sold them at 50% profit. Find the selling price per egg.**

**Solution:**

It is given that

C.P. of one dozen eggs = 12 eggs = â‚¹ 18

Profit = 15%

We know that

S.P. of 12 eggs = [1 + 50/ 100] of â‚¹ 18

It can be written as

= (150/100 Ã— 18)

By further calculation

= (3/2 Ã— 18)

So we get

= 3 Ã— 9

= â‚¹ 27

S.P. of 1 egg = â‚¹ 27/12

So we get

= â‚¹ 9/4

= â‚¹ 2.25

Exercise 7.3

**1. Find the discount and the selling price, when:**

**(i) the marked price = â‚¹ 575, discount = 12%**

**(ii) the printed price = â‚¹ 12750, discount = 8 1/3%**

**Solution:**

(i) the marked price = â‚¹ 575, discount = 12%

Here

Amount of discount = 12 % of â‚¹ 575

It can be written as

= (12/100 Ã— 575)

By further calculation

= (12/4 Ã— 23)

So we get

= 3 Ã— 23

= â‚¹ 69

We know that

Net sale price = M.P. â€“ discount

Substituting the values

= 575 â€“ 69

= â‚¹ 506

(ii) the printed price = â‚¹ 12750, discount = 8 1/3% = 25/3 %

Here

Amount of discount = 25/3 % of â‚¹ 12750

It can be written as

= [25/ (3 Ã— 100) Ã— 12750]

By further calculation

= (25/30 Ã— 1275)

So we get

= (5/6 Ã— 1275)

= â‚¹ 1062.50

We know that

Net sale price = M.P. â€“ discount

Substituting the values

= 12750 â€“ 1062.50

= â‚¹ 11687.50

**2. Find the discount and the discount percentage, when:**

**(i) marked price = â‚¹ 780, selling price = â‚¹ 721.50**

**(ii) advertised price = â‚¹ 28500, selling price = â‚¹ 24510**

**Solution:**

(i) marked price = â‚¹ 780, selling price = â‚¹ 721.50

We know that

Discount = M.P. â€“ Selling price

Substituting the values

= 780 â€“ 721.50

= â‚¹ 58.50

Here

Discount % = [Discount/M.P. Ã— 100] %

Substituting the values

= [58.50/780 Ã— 100] %

By further calculation

= 5850/780 %

So we get

= 585/78 %

= 7.5 %

(ii) advertised price = â‚¹ 28500, selling price = â‚¹ 24510

We know that

Discount = Advertised price â€“ Selling Price

Substituting the values

= 28500 â€“ 24510

= â‚¹ 3990

Here

Discount % = [Discount/ advertised price Ã— 100] %

Substituting the values

= [3990/ 28500 Ã— 100] %

So we get

= 3990/ 285 %

= 14 %

**3. A notebook is marks at â‚¹ 30. Find the price a student pays for a dozen notebooks if he gets 15% discount. **

**Solution:**

It is given that

M.P. of one notebook = â‚¹ 30

M.P. of one dozen notebooks = 30 Ã— 12 = â‚¹ 360

Discount = 15%

We know that

Amount of discount = 15% of M.P.

It can be written as

= 15% of â‚¹ 360

By further calculation

= (15/100 Ã— 360)

So we get

= (15/10 Ã— 36)

= (3/2 Ã— 36)

On further simplification

= 3 Ã— 18

= â‚¹ 54

Price a student pays for a dozen notebooks = 360 â€“ 54 = â‚¹ 306

**4. A dealer gave 9% discount on an electric fan and charges â‚¹ 728 from the customer. Find the marked price of the fan.**

**Solution:**

Consider â‚¹ x as the M.P. of the fan

Discount = 9%

We know that

Amount of discount = 9% of â‚¹ x

It can be written as

= 9/100 Ã— x

= â‚¹ 9x/100

Here

Charges for customer = â‚¹ x – â‚¹9x/100

Substituting the values

728 = (100x â€“ 9x)/ 100

By further calculation

728 = 91x/100

So we get

x = (728 Ã— 100)/ 91

x = 8 Ã— 100

x = 800

Therefore, the marked price of the fan is â‚¹ 800.

**5. The list price of an article is â‚¹ 800 and a dealer is selling it at a discount of 20 %. Find:**

**(i) the selling price of the article.**

**(ii) the cost price of the article if he makes 25% profit on selling it.**

**Solution:**

(i) It is given that

M.P. = â‚¹ 800

Discount = 20%

We know that

S.P. = [1 â€“ d/100] of M.P.

Substituting the values

S.P. = [1 â€“ 20/100] of â‚¹ 800

By further calculation

S.P. = 80/100 Ã— 800

S.P. = â‚¹ 640

Therefore, the selling price is â‚¹ 640.

(ii) It is given that

S.P. = â‚¹ 640

Profit = 25%

We know that

S.P. = [1 + P/100] of C.P.

Substituting the values

640 = [1 + 25/100] of C.P.

By further calculation

640 = 125/100 of C.P.

So we get

C.P. = [640 Ã— 100/125]

C.P. = 128 Ã— 4

C.P. = â‚¹ 512

**6. A shopkeeper marks his goods at such a price that would give him a profit of 10% after allowing a discount of 12%. If an article is marked at â‚¹ 2250, find its:**

**(i) selling price**

**(ii) cost price.**

**Solution:**

(i) It is given that

M.P. of an article = â‚¹ 2250

Discount = 12 %

We know that

S.P. = [1 â€“ d/100] of M.P.

Substituting the values

S.P. = [1 â€“ 12/100] of â‚¹ 2250

By taking LCM

S.P. = (100 â€“ 12)/100 Ã— 2250

By further calculation

S.P. = 88/100 Ã— 2250

So we get

S.P. = 88/4 Ã— 90

S.P. = 22 Ã— 90

S.P. = â‚¹ 1980

(ii) It is given that

S.P. = â‚¹ 1980

Profit = 10%

We know that

S.P. = [1 + P/100] of C.P.

Substituting the values

1980 = [1 + 10/100] of C.P.

By further calculation

1980 = 110/100 of C.P.

So we get

C.P. = 1980 Ã— 100/100

C.P. = 18 Ã— 100

C.P. = â‚¹ 1800

Therefore, the cost price is â‚¹ 1800.

**7. A shopkeeper purchased a calculator for â‚¹ 650. He sells it at a discount of 20% and still makes a profit of 20%. Find:**

**(i) the selling price**

**(ii) marked price**

**Solution:**

(i) It is given that

C.P. = â‚¹ 650

Profit = 20%

We know that

S.P. = [1 + P/100] of C.P.

Substituting the values

= [1 + 20/100] Ã— 650

By further calculation

= 120/100 Ã— 650

So we get

= 12 Ã— 65

= â‚¹ 780

Therefore, the selling price of the calculator is â‚¹ 780.

(ii) It is given that

S.P. = â‚¹ 780

Discount = 20%

We know that

S.P. = [1 â€“ d/100] of M.P

Substituting the values

780 = [1 â€“ 20/100] of M.P.

By further calculation

780 = 80/100 of M.P.

It can be written as

M.P. = 780 Ã— 100/80

So we get

M.P. = 780 Ã— 10/8

M.P. = 7800/8

M.P. = â‚¹ 975

Therefore, the marked price of the calculator is â‚¹ 975.

**8. A shopkeeper buys a dinner set for â‚¹ 1200 and marks it 80% above the cost price. If he gives 15 % discount on it, find:**

**(i) the marked price**

**(ii) the selling price**

**(iii) his profit percentage.**

**Solution:**

(i) It is given that

C.P. of a dinner set = â‚¹ 1200

We know that

M.P. = 1200 + 80% of â‚¹ 1200

By further calculation

= 1200 + 80/100 Ã— 1200

So we get

= 1200 + 80 Ã— 12

By multiplication

= 1200 + 960

= â‚¹ 2160

(ii) It is given that

M.P. = â‚¹ 2160

Discount = 15%

We know that

S.P. = (1 â€“ d/100) of M.P.

Substituting the values

= (1 â€“ 15/100) Ã— 2160

By further calculation

= 85/100 Ã— 2160

So we get

= 17/20 Ã— 2160

= 17 Ã— 108

= â‚¹ 1836

(iii) We know that

Profit = S.P. â€“ C.P.

Substituting the values

= 1836 â€“ 1200

= â‚¹ 636

Here

Profit % = [Profit/C.P. Ã— 100] %

Substituting the values

= (636/1200 Ã— 100) %

By further calculation

= 636/12 %

= 53 %

**9. The cost price of an article is â‚¹ 1600, which is 20% below the marked price. If the article is sold at a discount of 16%, find:**

**(i) the marked price**

**(ii) the selling price**

**(iii) profit percentage.**

**Solution:**

(i) It is given that

C.P. = â‚¹ 1600

C.P of an article is 20% below the M.P.

Take â‚¹ x as the M.P. of an article

We know that

C.P. = M.P. â€“ 20% of M.P.

Substituting the values

1600 = x â€“ 20% of x

It can be written as

1600 = x â€“ 20/100 Ã— x

By further calculation

1600 = 80x/100

So we get

x = 1600 Ã— 100/80

x = 20 Ã— 100

x = â‚¹ 2000

Therefore, the M.P. of an article is â‚¹ 2000.

(ii) It is given that

M.P. = â‚¹ 2000

Discount = 16%

We know that

S.P. = [1 â€“ 16/100] of M.P.

Taking LCM

= (100 â€“ 16)/ 100 of â‚¹ 2000

By further calculation

= 84/100 Ã— 2000

So we get

= 84 Ã— 20

= â‚¹ 1680

(iii) It is given that

Profit = S.P. â€“ C.P.

Substituting the values

= 1680 â€“ 1600

= â‚¹ 80

We know that

Profit % = [Profit/ C.P. Ã— 100] %

Substituting the values

= [80/1600 Ã— 100] %

So we get

= 80/16 %

= 5 %

**10. A shopkeeper allows 20% discount on his goods and still earns a profit of 20%. If an article is sold for â‚¹ 360, find:**

**(i) the marked price**

**(ii) the cost price.**

**Solution:**

(i) It is given that

Dealer allows a discount of 20%

S.P. = [1 â€“ d/100] of M.P.

Substituting the values

360 = [1 â€“ 20/100] of M.P.

By further calculation

360 = 80/100 of M.P.

It can be written as

M.P. = 360 Ã— 100/80

M.P. = 360 Ã— 10/8

So we get

M.P. = 45 Ã— 10

M.P. = â‚¹ 450

(ii) Consider â‚¹ x as the C.P. of the article

Profit = 20%

S.P. = â‚¹ 360

We know that

S.P. = [1 + P/100] of C.P.

Substituting the values

360 = [1 + 20/100] of x

By further calculation

360 = [1 + 1/5] of x

So we get

360 = 6x/5

By cross multiplication

x = 360 Ã— 5/6

x = 60 Ã— 5

x = â‚¹ 300

Therefore, the C.P. of the article is â‚¹ 300.

Exercise 7.4

**1. Find the buying price of each of the following when 5% S.T. is added on the purchase of **

**(i) a towel of â‚¹ 50**

**(ii) 5 kg of flour at â‚¹ 15 per kg.**

**Solution:**

(i) It is given that

S.T. = 5%

Cost of towel = â‚¹ 50

We know that

Total S.T. = (50 Ã— 5)/ 100

= â‚¹ 2.50

So the buying price = 50 + 2.50 = â‚¹ 52.50

(ii) We know that

C.P. of 5 kg of flour at the rate of â‚¹ 15 per kg = 15 Ã— 5

= â‚¹ 75

Rate of S.T. = 5%

Here

Total tax = (75 Ã— 5)/100

So we get

= 375/100

= â‚¹ 3.75

So the total price of the flour = 75 + 3.75 = â‚¹ 8.75

**2. If 8% of VAT is included in the prices, find the original price of**

**(i) a TV bought for â‚¹ 13500**

**(ii) a shampoo bottle bought for â‚¹ 180.**

**Solution:**

(i) It is given that

Total price of TV including VAT = â‚¹ 13500

Rate of VAT = 8%

We know that

Original price of TV = (13500 Ã— 100)/ (100 + 8)

By further calculation

= (13500 Ã— 100)/ 108

= â‚¹ 12500

(ii) It is given that

Total cost of shampoo bottle including VAT = â‚¹ 180

Rate of VAT = 8%

We know that

Original price of shampoo = (180 Ã— 100)/ (100 + 8)

By further calculation

= (180 Ã— 100)/ 108

So we get

= 500/3

= â‚¹ 166.67

**3. Utkarsh bought an AC for â‚¹ 34992 including a VAT of 8%. Find the price of AC before VAT was added.**

**Solution:**

It is given that

Cost of AC including VAT = â‚¹ 34992

Rate of VAT charged = 8%

We know that

Original price of AC = (34992 Ã— 100)/ (100 + 8)

By further calculation

= (34992 Ã— 100)/ 108

= â‚¹ 32400

**4. Gaurav bought a shirt for â‚¹1296 including VAT. If the original price of the shirt is â‚¹ 1200, find the rate of VAT.**

**Solution:**

It is given that

Cost of shirt including VAT = â‚¹ 1296

Original price of shirt = â‚¹ 1200

We know that

Amount of VAT = 1296 â€“ 1200 = â‚¹ 96

Here

Rate of VAT = (VAT Ã— 100)/ C.P.

Substituting the values

= (96 Ã— 100)/ 1200

= 8 %

**5. Anjana buys a purse for â‚¹ 523.80 including 8% VAT. Find the new selling price of the purse if VAT increases to 10%.**

**Solution:**

It is given that

Total C.P. of purse including VAT = â‚¹ 523.80

Rate of VAT = 8%

We know that

Actual cost of the purse = (523.80 Ã— 100)/ (100 + 8)

By further calculation

= (523.80 Ã— 100)/ 108

= â‚¹ 485

Here

New rate of VAT = 10%

Amount of VAT = 485 Ã— 10/100

So we get

= 4850/100

= â‚¹ 48.50

So the total cost of the purse = 485 + 48.50 = â‚¹ 535.50

**6. A wall hanging is marked for â‚¹ 4800. The shopkeeper offers 10% discount on it. If VAT is received 8% from the customer, find the amount paid by the customer to purchase the wall hanging.**

**Solution:**

It is given that

Marked price of wall hanging = â‚¹ 4800

Discount offered = 10%

We know that

Net sale price = [4800 Ã— (100 â€“ 10)/ 100]

By further calculation

= (4800 Ã— 90)/ 100

= â‚¹ 4320

Here

Rate of VAT charged = 8%

So the sale price including VAT = [4320 Ã— (100 + 8)/ 100]

By further calculation

= (4320 Ã— 108)/ 100

= 466560/100

= â‚¹ 4665.60

**7. Amit goes to a shop to buy a washing machine. The marked price of the washing machine is â‚¹ 10900 excluding 9% VAT. Amit bargains with the shopkeeper and convinces him for â‚¹ 10900 including VAT as the final cost of the washing machine. Find the amount reduced by the shopkeeper.**

**Solution:**

It is given that

M.P. of washing machine = â‚¹ 10900

Rate of VAT = 9%

Consider â‚¹ x as the reduced price of machine

We know that

VAT at the rate of 9% = x Ã— 9/100 = â‚¹ 9x/100

So the amount paid = x + 9x/100 = 109x/100

By equating the values

109x/100 = 10900

By further calculation

x = (10900 Ã— 100)/ 109

x = 10000

Amount reduced by the shopkeeper = 10900 â€“ 10000

= â‚¹ 900

Therefore, the amount reduced by the shopkeeper is â‚¹ 900.