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# A cobbler spends ₹75 on leather, ₹5 on strings and adhesives, and ₹20 on polishing on making a pair of shoes. He sells each pair for ₹50. How much profit/loss did he make?

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₹40 loss
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₹25 profit
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₹100 loss
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D
₹50 loss
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Solution

## The correct option is D ₹50 lossMoney spent on leather = ₹75 on strings and adhesives = ₹5 on polishing = ₹20 Total cost of one pair of shoes for cobbler = ₹(75 + 5 + 20) = ₹100 He, sells each pair at ₹50 ∵ S.P < C.P loss = C.P - S.P ⇒ loss incurred = 100- 50 = ₹50

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