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# A man bought $$5$$ lemons for Rs.$$4$$ and sold $$3$$ of them for Rs.$$2$$. Find his gain or loss $$\%$$

A
gain by 1623%
B
loss of 1623%
C
gain by 1523%
D
loss of 1523%

Solution

## The correct option is B loss of $$16\dfrac{2}{3}$$$$\%$$$$C.P$$ of $$5$$ lemons $$=Rs.4$$$$C.P$$ of $$1$$ lemon $$=\dfrac{4}{5}=Rs.0.8$$$$S.P$$ of $$3$$ lemons $$=Rs.2$$$$S.P$$ of $$1$$ lemon $$=\dfrac{2}{3}=Rs.0.667$$Here, $$C.P$$ is greater than  $$S.P$$, so its a loss.Therefore,Loss $$=\dfrac{0.8-0.667}{0.8}\times 100$$Loss =\dfrac{0.133}{0.8}\times 100$$Loss$$=16.625\%$$Loss$$=16\dfrac{2}{3}\%Mathematics

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