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A shopkeeper sells 56% items of his stock and still has 748 items left with him. How many items did he have at the beginning?


1700 items.


1800 items.


1600 items.


1900 items.

Ans: a

Let the items be x. His % stock left is 100 - 56 = 44, so 44% of x = 748, which gives x = $748/44$ × 100 = 1700 items.

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