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# Sumeet purchased a book for ₹ 24.75 and a pencil box. He gave ₹100 to the shopkeeper and the shopkeeper returned ₹32.75 to him. Find the cost of the pencil box.

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₹24.75

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₹42.75

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₹42.50

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₹45.20

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Solution

## The correct option is C ₹42.50 Cost of book + cost of pencil box + ₹ 32.75 = ₹100 24.75 + 32.75 + cost of pencil box = ₹100 57.50 + cost of pencil box = ₹ 100 ⇒ Cost of pencil box = ₹100 - 57.50 = 42.50 100.00 −32.75 −24.75 ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ 42.50 ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ The cost of the books is ₹42.50.

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