# By selling an article, a man makes a profit of 25% of its selling price. His profit per cent is:

By selling an article, a man makes a profit of 25% of its selling price. His profit per cent is:
[A]$16\frac{2}{3}\%$
[B]$20$
[C]$33\frac{1}{3}\%$
[D]$25$

$\mathbf{33\frac{1}{3}\%}$
If the SP of article be x,
then its CP $= x - \frac{x}{4} = \frac{3x}{4}Rs.$
$\therefore Gain \% = \frac{\frac{x}{4}}{\frac{3x}{4}}\times 100$
$= \frac{100}{3} = 33\frac{1}{3}\%$
Hence option [C] is the right answer.