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A merchant has 999 kg of sugar, part of which he sells at 12% loss and rest at 15% profit. He gains 7% on the whole...

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A merchant has 999 kg of sugar, part of which he sells at 12% loss and the rest at 15% profit. He gains 7% on the whole. What is the difference between the quantities of sugar sold at 15% profit and that sold at 12% loss?

posted Aug 1, 2017 by anonymous

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407 kg


(100+15)%(999-x) + (100-12)%(x)=107%(999)
x=296 kg
999-x=703 kg
the difference is 703-296=407 kg

answer Jul 10, 2018 by Hanifa Mammadov



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