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What is the difference between the quantities of sugar sold at 2% loss and that sold at 6% profit?

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A merchant has 640 kg of sugar, part of which he sells at 2% loss and the rest at 6% profit.
He gains 3% on the whole.
What is the difference between the quantities of sugar sold at 2% loss and that sold at 6% profit?

posted Dec 13, 2018 by Pushpak Chauhan

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160 kg


x*0.98+(640-x)*1.06=640*1.03 => x=240 kg, 640-x=400 kg
the difference = 400-240=160 kg

answer Dec 14, 2018 by Hanifa Mammadov



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