# A wholesaler allows a discount of 25% on the list price to the................what profit is made by the retailer on it?

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A wholesaler allows a discount of 25% on the list price to the retailer.
The retailer sells at 5% below the list price.
If the customer pays Rs. 38 for an article what profit is made by the retailer on it?

posted Jul 29, 2019

Let the list price be x
Discount = 25%
C.P of retailer = (100-75)x/100 = 3x / 4
The retailer sold the item at Discount= 5% on the list price
Discount = 5%of x = 5x/100
S.P of retailer =(100 - 5)x /100= 95x/100=38 --> x= 40
The C.P of the retailer = 3x/4=(3×40) /4= 30
C.P of the retailer = ₹ 30
Retailer sold it = ₹ 38
Retailer earned a profit = S.P - C.P = (38-30) = ₹ 8
Hence, the Retailer earned a profit =₹ 8

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