# A bookseller buys a dictionary for 158 and sells itat 181.70. He also sells a set of encyclopaedias for2827.20 which he had bought for 2480. In whichsale was his profit percentage higher and by howmuch?​

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Question:-

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A bookseller buys a dictionary for 158 and sells it at 181.70. He also sells a set of encyclopaedias for 2827.20 which he had bought for 2480. In which sale was his profit percentage higher and by how much?

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Solution:-

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Given:

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▪︎S.P of Dictionary = Rs. 181.70

▪︎C.P. of Dictionary = Rs. 158.00

▪︎S.P. of encyclopedia = Rs. 2827.20

▪︎C.P. of encyclopedia = Rs. 2480.00

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To Find:

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▪︎Profit of Dictionary = ???

▪︎Profit of encyclopedia = ???

▪︎Whose profit% is greater ?

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Profit on encyclopedia = S.P.-C.P.

⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀=2827.20-2480

⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀=Rs.347.20

⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Profit % =

⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ =14%

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Profit on Dictionary =S.P.-C.P.

⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀=181.70-158

⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀=Rs.23.7

⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Profit %=

⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ =15%

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Hence, profit of Dictionary is greater than profit of encyclopedia by 1%.

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Formulas:-

▪︎Profit=S.P.-C.P.

▪︎Loss=C.P.-S.P.

▪︎Profit%=

▪︎Loss%=

▪︎When S.P. < C.P. ;Then Loss.

▪︎When S.P. > C.P. ;Then Profit.

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