anshulece11 wrote:

The price of a certain painting increased by 20% during the first year and decreased by 15% during the

second year. The price of the painting at the end of the 2-year period was what percent of the original price?

102% 105% 120% 135% 140%

Easiest thing to do: Assume that price is 100

Price at the end of yr 1: 100+ 20 = 120

Price at the end of year 2 = 120 - 120*0.15 = 120*0.85 = 102

Hence required answer = (102/100)*100% = 102%

Answer is A.

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