jrymbei wrote:

I am posting one question and seems to be of good quality...

A trader finds that the net profit he has made, inspite of his spring balance reading 10% less than the actual weight, is 20%. What is the markup on the cost price??

Lets assume the total cost of 1 unit of an item: $100

Since the spring shows 10% less: so the measured value of an item will be 0.9 instead of 1 unit. So, the trader will charge $90

And as given in the problem statement 90 = 1.2* x (where x is the cost price of unit)

x= 75

Target selling price = cost price + markup

markup= 100-75 =$25

markup % = 25/75 = 33.33%

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