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# Ms. Rana goes for shopping to buy a leather coat which costs ₹ 735. The rate of sales tax is 5%. She tells the shopkeeper to reduce the price to such an extent that she has to pay ₹ 735, inclusive of sales tax. Find the reduction needed at the price of the coat.

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Rs. 35

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Rs. 70

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Rs. 45

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Rs 700

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Solution

## The correct option is A Rs. 35 Let the reduced price of the coat be ₹ x Sales tax = 5% of x = (5100)×₹ x=₹ x20 Amount paid by Ms. Rana = ₹ (x + x20)=₹ 21x20 21x20=735 (given) x=(2021)×735=700 Reduced price of the coat = ₹ 700 Hence, reduction needed = ₹ 735 - ₹ 700 = ₹ 35.

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