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1.

Successive discounts of 10% and 30% are equivalent to a single discount of __% :
[A]40%
[B]17%
[C]37%
[D]39

37%
Equivalent Discount = x+y-\frac{x\times y}{100}
=> 30+10-\frac{30\times 10}{100} = 37\%
Hence option [C] is the right answer.

2.

An item is marked for Rs. 240 for sale. If two successive discounts of 10% and 5% are allowed on the sale price, the selling price of the article will be:
[A]Rs. 34.80
[B]Rs. 36
[C]Rs. 204
[D]Rs. 205.20

Rs. 205.20
A single discount equal to the two successive discounts
=\left ( 10+5-\frac{10\times 5}{100} \right )% =14.5%
∴ Selling price of the article = 85.5% of Rs. 240
=>\frac{85.5\times 240}{100}=₹205.20
Hence option [D] is the right answer.

3.

The equivalent single discount for two successive discount of 15% and 10% is:
[A]20.5%
[B]23.5%
[C]20%
[D]25%

23.5%
Trick : Equivalent discount =
= \left ( 15+10-\frac{15\times 10}{100} \right )% = 23.5%
Hence option [B] is the right answer.

4.

The marked price of an article is Rs. 500. It is sold at successive discount of 20% and 10%. The selling price of the article (in rupees) is :
[A]360
[B]400
[C]350
[D]375

360
Equilant discount of successive discount of 20% and 10%
=\left ( 20+10-\frac{20\times 10}{100} \right )%=28%
∴ Selling price = (100 – 28)% of Rs. 500 = 72% of 500
=\frac{500\times 72}{100}=Rs. 360
Hence option [A] is the right answer.

5.

Successive discount of 10% and 20% are equivalent to a single discount of :
[A]12%
[B]28%
[C]30%
[D]15%

28%
Successive discount of x% and y% = \left ( x+y-\frac{x\times y}{100} \right )%
∴ Required discount = \left ( 20+10-\frac{20\times 10}{100} \right )%
=>30-2=28%
Hence option [B] is the right answer.

6.

The marked price of a watch was Rs. 720/-. A man bought the same for Rs. 550.80, after getting two successive discount, the first art 10%. What was the second discount rate?
[A]14%
[B]15%
[C]12%
[D]18%

15%
Marked price = Rs. 720
Actual price = Rs. 550.80
First discount = 10%
Let the second discount be x%
Then, we can write 720(1 – 0.10)(1 – 0.01x) = 550.80
=>720 \times 0.9(1 – 0.01x) = 550.80
=>648(1 – 0.01x) = 550.80
=> 1-0.01x=\frac{550.8}{648}
=>0.01x=1-\frac{550.8}{648}
=>x=\frac{1-0.85}{0.01}
=>x=0.15\times 100
=>x=15
Hence option [C] is the right answer.

7.

The marked price of a watch is 1000 Rs. If a retailer buys this watch at 810 Rs. after getting two successive discounts of 10% and another rate which is illegible. What should be the second discount rate?
[A]7.5%
[B]10%
[C]8%
[D]12%

10%
Price after 10% first discount = 1000\times \frac{100-10}{100}
=> 1000\times \frac{90}{100} = 900 Rs.
Price after second discount = 810 Rs. (Given)
∴ Second discount = 900 – 810 = 90 Rs.
∴ Percentage of second discount = \frac{90\times 100}{900} = 10\%
Hence option [B] is the right answer.

8.

Applied to a bill for 100000 Rs. the difference between a discount of 40% and two successive discounts of 36% and 4% is :
[A]2500 Rs.
[B]1440 Rs.
[C]4000 Rs.
[D]3500 Rs.

1440 Rs.
Successive discount of 36% and 4% is overall equals to = \left ( 36+4-\frac{36\times 4}{100} \right )\%
= 38.56%
∴ Percentage difference = 40 – 38.56 = 1.44%
Difference between discount = 1.44% of 100000
=>\frac{1.44\times 100000}{100} = 1440 Rs.
Hence option [B] is the right answer.

9.

A singal discount equivalent to the successive discounts of 10%, 20% and 25% is
[A]46%
[B]60%
[C]55%
[D]45%

46%
Single of discount for successive discounts 10% and 20%
= \left ( 20+10-\frac{20\times 10}{100} \right )\% = 28\%
∴ Equivalent discount for discounts 28% and 25%
= \left ( 28+25-\frac{28\times 25}{100} \right )\% = 53-7 = 46\%
Hence option [A] is the right answer.

10.

List price of an article at a show room is 2000 Rs. And it is being sold at successive discounts of 20% and 10% . Its net selling price will be :
[A]1400 Rs.
[B]1440 Rs.
[C]1900 Rs.
[D]1700 Rs.

1440 Rs.
Equivalent discount for successive discounts of 20% and 10%
= \left ( 20+10-\frac{20\times 10}{100} \right )\% = 28\%
∴ Net selling price = 72% of 2000
= \frac{72\times 2000}{100} = 1440 Rs.
Hence option [B] is the right answer.



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