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How much merchant has sold at 17% profit?

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A merchant has 100 kg. of sugar, part of which he sells at 7% profit and the rest at 17% profit. He gains 10% on the whole. How much is sold at 17%.

posted Aug 29, 2014 by Pardeep Kohli

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Assume that x part being sold at 7% profit
then 1-x part being sold at 10% profit
So
x*7% + (1-x)*17% = 10%
i.e. x = .7
1-x = .3

So out of a total of 100 kg, sugar sold at 17% gain = 30 kg

answer Aug 29, 2014 by Salil Agrawal
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he sold 65kg at 17%

answer May 4, 2015 by Ben Gichuhi



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