# A shopkeeper sells his goods at cost price but uses weight of 850 gm for a kilogram weight. What is profit percentage?

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A shopkeeper sells his goods at cost price but uses a weight of 850 gm instead of kilogram weight. What is his profit percentage?

posted Mar 30, 2018

Let the cost price of 1000gm be 100.
Since the shopkeeper now uses 850gm stones to measure 1000gm.
850 gm - 85 cost to the shopkeeper.
selling price - 100
Profit %= ((100-85)/85)*100 = 17.6471%.

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