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Question

The service tax is 5%. A person receives a telephone bill amounting to Rs. 210. How much was the bill excluding tax?

A

Rs. 200.

B

Rs. 210.

C

Rs. 190.

D

Rs. 220.

Soln.
Ans: a

Let the calls be for Rs. x. The total bill is x + 5% of x = ${21x}/20 = 210$, which gives x = Rs. 200.


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