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A trader buys goods at a 19% discount on the label price. If he wants to make a profit of 20% after allowing a discount of 10%, by what % should his marked price be greater than the original label price?

A trader buys goods at a 19% discount on the label price. If he wants to make a profit of 20% after allowing a discount of 10%, by what % should his marked price be greater than the original label price?

Grade:11

1 Answers

ritu goyal
13 Points
12 years ago

Let the label price be = Rs.100. The trader buys at a discount of 19%.
Hence, his cost = 100 - 19 = 81.

He wants to make a profit of 20%. Hence his selling price = 1.2 (81) = 97.2

However, he wants to get this Rs.97.2 after providing for a discount of 10%. i.e. he will be selling at 90% of his marked price.
Hence, his marked price M = = 108 which is 8% more than the original label price.

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