# Profit loss or quantitative aptitude problem

At what percent above the cost price must an articles be marked so ás to gain $17$% after allowing a discount of $10$% ?

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Take costprice as $x$, then discounted amount will be $\frac{15x}{100}$. Take on from here. – Inceptio Mar 17 '13 at 8:16

let $x$ be the cost price.

Amount after discounting =$\frac{85x}{100}$

he made a $15$% profit ,therefore,

$\frac{115.85x}{100.100}=5865$

You get $x=6,000$. Now calculate the second part yourself.

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I had solved this ques already thats why I edited. please see if u can help me with other ques( one u see above) – MegaRacer Mar 17 '13 at 9:00
You have to include the actual question, else it will be difficult for others to understand. – Inceptio Mar 17 '13 at 9:08
there were two questions initially but now it is one single question . – MegaRacer Mar 17 '13 at 9:27

Lets Assume that cost prize is 100x So as given profit should be 17% so selling prize is 117x for item , but this should be get by giving 10% on mrrp so assume mrp=100y

so 117x=90y/100 as given by giving 10% discount y =130x . So Mark prize should be mark as 30% above to get 17 % gain after giving 10% discount.

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