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Question

A shopkeeper sells 59% items of his stock and still has 656 items left with him. How many items did he have at the beginning?

A

1600 items.

B

1700 items.

C

1500 items.

D

1800 items.

Soln.
Ans: a

Let the items be x. His % stock left is 100 - 59 = 41, so 41% of x = 656, which gives x = $656/41$ × 100 = 1600 items.


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