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Question

A loss of 10% is made by selling an article at Rs. 270. What is the cost of the article?

A

300.

B

310.

C

320.

D

295.

Soln.
Ans: a

Build it like this: if the sale is 100 - 10 = 90, the cost is Rs. 100. So, when the sale is 270 the cost should be ${100/90} × 270$ = Rs. 300.


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