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### TNPSC – Profit and Loss Notes:

**Cost Price (C.P)**

The amount for which an article is bought is called its Cost Price (C.P)

**Selling Price (S.P)**

The amount for which an article is sold is called its Selling Price (S.P)

**Profit or Gain**

When the S.P is more than the C.P, then there is a profit or gain.

Therefore, Gain/Profit =S.P – C.P

**Loss:**

When the S.P is less than the C.P, then there is a loss.

Therefore, Loss = C.P – S.P

It is to be noted that the profit or loss is always calculated on the cost price.

**Discount:**

In order to increase the sale and also to clear the old stock during the month of Aadi and festival seasons, shopkeepers offer a certain percentage of rebates on the marked price of the articles. This rebate is known as a discount.

**Marked price:**

In big shops and departmental stores, we see that every product is tagged with a card with a price written on it. The price marked on it is called the** market price**. Based on this marked price only, the shopkeeper offers a discount of a certain percentage.

The price payable by the customer after the deduction of discount is called the** selling price.**

That is, **Selling Price = Marked Price – Discount**

TNPSC **Aptitude and Mental Ability – Profit and Loss** topic question and answers solutions PDF, Notes and Study Materials were given below,

**Aptitude and Mental Ability – ****Profit & Loss**

1. Discount is subtracted from _______to get S.P.

**(a) M.P.** (b) C.P. (c) Loss (d) Profit

2. ‘Overhead expenses’ is always included in_______.

(a) S.P. **(b) C.P.** (c) Profit (d) Loss

3. There is no profit or loss when

**(a) C.P. = S.P.** (b) C.P > S.P. (c) C.P < S.P. (d) M.P. = Discount

4. Discount = M.P. – ………….

(a) Profit **(b) S.P.** (c) Loss (d) C.P.

5. 12% of 250 litres is the same as ________of 150 litres.

(a) 10% (b) 15% (c) 20% (d) 30%

6. .If three candidates A, B and C is a 3 school election got 153,245 and 102 votes respectively, the percentage of votes for the winner is___________.

(a) 48% (b) 49% (c) 50% (d) 45%

7. 15% of 25% of 10000 =___________.

(a) 375 b) 400 c) 425 d) 475

8. When 60 is subtracted from 60% of a number to give 60, the number is

(a) 60 (b) 100 (c) 150 (d) 200

9. If 48% of 48 = 64% of x , then x =

(a) 64 (b) 56 (c) 42 (d) 36

10. A fruit vendor sells fruits for Rs 200 gaining Rs 40. His gain percentage is

(a) 20% (b) 22% (c) 25% (d) 16 23%

11. By selling a flower pot for Rs 528, a woman gains 20%. At what price should she sell it to gain 25%?

(a) Rs 500 (b) Rs 550 (c) Rs 553 (d) Rs 573

12. A man buys an article for Rs 150 and makes overhead expenses which are 12% of the cost price. At what price must he sell it to gain 5%?

(a) Rs 180 (b) Rs 168 (c) Rs 176.40 (d) Rs 85

13. The price of a hat is Rs 210. What is the marked price of the hat if it is bought at a 16% discount?

(a) Rs 243 (b) Rs 176 (c) Rs 230 (d) Rs 250

14. The single discount which is equivalent to two successive discounts of 20% and 25% is

(a) 40% (b) 45% (c) 5% (d) 22.5%

15. The number of conversion periods, if the interest on a principal is compounded every two months is___________.

(a) 2 (b) 4 (c) 6 (d) 12

16. The time taken for Rs4400 to become Rs4851 at 10%, compounded half-yearly is _______.

(a) 6 months (b) 1 year (c) 1 1/2 years (d) 2 years

17. The cost of a machine is Rs18000 and it depreciates at 16 2/3 % annually. Its value after 2 years will be___________.

(a) Rs12000 (b) Rs12500 (c) Rs15000 (d) Rs16500

18. The sum which amounts to Rs2662 at 10% p.a in 3 years compounded yearly is_______.

(a) Rs2000 (b) Rs1800 (c) Rs1500 (d) Rs2500

19. The difference between simple and compound interest on a certain sum of money for 2 years at 2% p.a is ₹1. The sum of money is __________ .

(a) Rs2000 (b) Rs1500 (c) Rs3000 (d) Rs2500