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# Due to a 25% increase in the price of diesel, a person got 10 liters

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Due to a 25% increase in the price of diesel, a person got 10 liters less quantity for $50 than he was getting before the increase. What was the initial price per liter of diesel? (A)$1.00
(B) $1.50 (C)$2.25
(D) $2.50 (E)$3.00

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Bunuel wrote:
Due to a 25% increase in the price of diesel, a person got 10 liters less quantity for $50 than he was getting before the increase. What was the initial price per liter of diesel? (A)$1.00
(B) $1.50 (C)$2.25
(D) $2.50 (E)$3.00

Back solve the question .

A) 1

No of liters of diesel = 50 /1 = 50

After 25% increase = price = 1.25

50 / 1.25 = 40

Difference is 10.

The best answer is A.
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Bunuel wrote:
Due to a 25% increase in the price of diesel, a person got 10 liters less quantity for $50 than he was getting before the increase. What was the initial price per liter of diesel? (A)$1.00
(B) $1.50 (C)$2.25
(D) $2.50 (E)$3.00

Expense = Amount * Price
If price goes up to (5/4) of initial, Amount will go down to (4/5) of initial to keep the expense same.

So this 1/5 reduction is 10 lts which means the initial amount was 5*10 = 50 lts

Initial price of diesel = $50/50 lts =$1/lts

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