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What is the difference between the quantities of sugar sold at 4% profit and that sold at 3% loss?

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A merchant has 1925 kg of sugar, part of which he sells at 3% loss and the rest at 4% profit.
He gains 2% on the whole.
What is the difference between the quantities of sugar sold at 4% profit and that sold at 3% loss?

posted Aug 21, 2018 by Karan Joglekar

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A - amount of sugar sold at 3% loss
A×97 + (1925 - A)×104 = 1925×102
97A + 1925×104 - 104A = 1925×102
-7A = 1925×(102 - 104)
7A = 1925×2
A = 1925×2/7 = 550
B = 1925 - 550 = 1375 = 1925 - A
B - A = 1375 - 550 = 825kg.

answer Aug 21, 2018 by Tejas Naik



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