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Word Problems Involving Percentages and Discounts

Can I solve word problems involving percentages?

1. The marked price of a water cooler is $ 4650. The shopkeeper offers an off-season discount of 18% on it. Find its selling price.

 


 

2. The price of a sweater was slashed from $ 960 to $ 816 by a shopkeeper in the winter season. Find the rate of discount given by him.

 


 

3. Find the rate of discount being given on a shirt whose selling price is $ 546 after deducting a discount of $ 104 on its marked price.

 

Hint. MP = (SP) + (discount). 4. After allowing a discount of 8% on a toy, it is sold for $ 216.20. Find the marked price of the toy.

 

5. A tea set was bought for $ 528 after getting a discount of 12% on its marked price. Find the marked price of the tea set.

 

6. A dealer marks his goods at 35% above the cost price and allows a discount of 20% on the marked price. Find his gain or loss per cent.

 

7. A cell phone was marked at 40% above the cost price and a discount of 30% was given on its marked price. Find the gain or loss percent made by the shopkeeper.

 

8. A dealer purchased a fan for $ 1080. After allowing a discount of 25% on its marked price, he gains 25%. Find the marked price of the fan.

 

9. A dealer bought a refrigerator for $ 11515. After allowing a discount of 16% on its marked price, he gains 20%. Find the marked price of the refrigerator.

 

10. A carpenter allows a discount of 16% to his customers and still gains 20%. Find the marked price of a dining table which costs the carpenter $ 1190.

 

11. After allowing a discount of 10% on the marked price, a trader still makes a gain of 17%. By what percent is the marked price above the cost price?

 


 

12. How much per cent above the cost price should a shopkeeper mark his goods so that after allowing a discount of 10% on the marked price, he gains 8%?

 

13. The marked price of a television is $ 18500. A dealer allows two successive discounts of 20% and 5%. For how much is the television available?

 

14. Find the single discount which is equivalent to two successive discounts of 20% and 5%.

 

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