anceer wrote:
Rani bought more apples than oranges. She sells apples at ₹23 apiece and makes 15% profit. She sells oranges at ₹10 apiece and makes 25% profit. If she gets ₹653 after selling all the apples and oranges, find her profit percentage.
A. 16.8%
B. 17.4%
C. 17.9%
D. 18.5%
E. 19.1%
another approach to finding number of apples and oranges
price of apple-orange pair=23+10=33
653-19*33=26
no653-18*33=59
no 653-17*33=92
yes92=4*23, adding 4 apples to
the 17 apple-orange pairs,
for a total of 21 apples and 17 oranges
21*20+17*8=556=total cost
21*3+17*2=97=total markup
97/556=17.4% total profit
B