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A shopkeeper makes a profit of 46 rupees in a day by selling gel pens. He notices that the profit made by him is 5 less than thrice the number of gel pens sold. If he sells 'p' number of gel pens in a day then the correct equation(s) for profit is:


  1. p  + 5 = 46

  2. 3p + 5 = 46

  3. p - 5 = 46

  4. 3p - 5 = 46


Solution

The correct options are
C

p - 5 = 46


D

3p - 5 = 46


The shopkeeper makes a profit of 46 rupees in a day by selling gel pens.
As per the question, the profit made by him is 5 less than thrice the number of gel pens sold.
So, expressing it mathematically; we get,
3p5=46.
Dividing by 3; we get, 
p53=463.

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