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Hi,

Q - 2/3 rd of consignment was sold at profit of 6% and rest at 3%. However there is profit of 540, the value of consignment is?
options - a) 18000 b)15000 c)16000 d)1,80,000 e)none of these

Please help me understand this.
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Let x be the value of the consignment.

2/3x *0.06 + 1/3x *0.03 = 540
0.12x + 0.03x = 540 * 3
x = 10,800

Answer - E

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New post 01 Apr 2013, 10:53
Thank you so much,
I did the same thing but got 10800, but answer they gave is A. so thought I must be doing something wrong :).

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Q - 2/3 rd of consignment was sold at profit of 6% and rest at 3%. However there is profit of 540, the value of consignment is?
options - a) 18000 b)15000 c)16000 d)1,80,000 e)none of these

2/3(1.06)x + 1/3(1.03)x -x= 540

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Thank you so much
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nt2010 wrote:
Let x be the value of the consignment.

2/3x *0.06 + 1/3x *0.03 = 540
0.12x + 0.03x = 540 * 3
x = 10,800

Answer - E

//kudos please, if explanation is good
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