# Mathematics: UI: A man made a loss of 15% by selling an article for N595.Find the cost of the article?A.N600 B.684.25 C.700 D.892.50.Show The Workings?

Posted: 31-Oct-2014 [09:31:21] by Shuarau

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0.15x + 595 = x
(15x-100x)/100 = -595
-85x/100 = -595
-85x = -59500
x = 59500/85
x = 700
Ans. C
13-Nov-2017 19:04:02 ·

The correct answer is option C =700
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31-Oct-2014 12:51:22 ·
Shuarau; Correct for All!
02-Nov-2014 14:32:26 ·
100%=c.p
85%=595
therefore: 100x595/85
=59500/85
=700
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31-Oct-2014 12:59:07 ·
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Loss%=loss/c.p x100
note that loss=c.p -s.p
therefore:
15=c.p-595/c.p(100)
cross multiplied:
15c.p=100c.p-59500
collect like terms:
100c.p-15c.p=59500
85c.p=59500
make c.p the subject of the formular.
C.p=59500/85
=700
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31-Oct-2014 13:14:55 ·
100%=cp,(100-15)%=595. Therefore,cp=595*100/85,wich is 59500/85=700 D ans is C,700
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31-Oct-2014 14:00:54 ·
15/100=cp-595/cp 15=100cp-59500=700
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03-Nov-2014 20:39:01 ·
Let d c.p be y.
% S.p=%c.p -%loss
=100%y-15%y
=85%y
this means d amount he sold d aticle is 85% of d cost price,y,.
Which is hence,=#595
Therefore 85%y=595
85y/100=595
85y=595*100
85y=59500
y=59500/85
y=#700
the cost price is #700(i.e 'c')
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03-Dec-2014 16:22:27 ·
%L=Loss/CP*100;%L=CP-SP/CP*100.From d parameters given L=15%,SP=#595,CP=? From what we 've above,15/100=CP-595/CP by cross multiplication,15CP=100(CP-595),15CP=100CP-59500,collect like term;15CP-100CP=-59500,-85CP=-59500 divide through by -85,-85CP/-85=-59500/-85.CP=#700
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03-May-2015 13:47:15 ·
Shuarau; Hello,are U on fb?
09-May-2015 17:54:10 ·
U mean me?
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09-May-2015 17:55:54 ·
@shuarau,'re u refering to me?
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09-May-2015 18:00:03 ·
Shuarau; Yes [email protected],i reply under U
15-May-2015 10:47:09 ·
15% * 595= 892.50
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09-May-2015 22:38:26 ·
100/85 *595 =700
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10-May-2015 11:49:53 ·
It is Thursday! I am 100 percent sure.
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12-Jun-2015 10:58:55 ·
595/85 (85 which is d remaining percent) to give 7 wic is 1(one percent). So,7 X 100 to give 700 wic is the cost price.
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12-Jun-2015 11:06:22 ·