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October 27th, 2017, 09:33 AM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Aug 2016 From: Pakistan Posts: 9 Thanks: 0  Problem
Abdul purchase some lemon for Rs 50 at the rate of 3 for a rupee and sells them at 5 for Rs 2. What is his total gain or loss.

October 27th, 2017, 10:15 AM  #2 
Math Team Joined: Oct 2011 From: Ottawa Ontario, Canada Posts: 12,400 Thanks: 829 
Can you repost changing that to dollars and cents...

October 27th, 2017, 10:31 AM  #3 
Global Moderator Joined: Dec 2006 Posts: 18,956 Thanks: 1602 
If Abdul sold all of them, he made a total gain of Rs 10.

October 27th, 2017, 11:44 AM  #4 
Math Team Joined: Jan 2015 From: Alabama Posts: 3,159 Thanks: 866  3 for a rupee means that he could buy 3(50)= 150 lemons. That is 150/5= 30 sets of 5 lemons so he sold them for 2(30)= 60 rupees. He gained 60 50= 10 rupees.

October 27th, 2017, 12:09 PM  #5 
Math Team Joined: Oct 2011 From: Ottawa Ontario, Canada Posts: 12,400 Thanks: 829 
Ahhh....I thought a Rs and a rupee were different animals, like dollars and cents... So same as using a rupee = a dollar Abdul purchases lemons for 50 dollars, at the rate of 3 lemons per dollar, and sells them at 5 lemons for 2 dollars. What is his total gain or loss. Gain of 10 dollars is obvious, of course. 
October 29th, 2017, 02:58 AM  #6 
Math Team Joined: Jan 2015 From: Alabama Posts: 3,159 Thanks: 866 
Chauvanist!


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