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Senior Member Joined: Aug 2014 From: India Posts: 343 Thanks: 1  A salesman sells an article at 8% loss
A salesman sells an article at 8% loss. Had he bought the article at 12% less and and sold it at 26 more, he would have made a profit of $11\dfrac{1}{9}$% Find the new selling price of the article. Solution: Let the cost price of the article be 100c Selling price of the article = 92 c New cost price = 88c New selling price = 92c + 26 Given $92c + 23 = \dfrac{10}{9}\times88c \rightarrow c = 4.5$ $\therefore$ Required new selling price = 92 x 4.5 + 26 = 440 I have two questions: How new selling price is 92c + 26 rather than 88c + 26? How $\dfrac{10}{9}$ is obtained? Last edited by Ganesh Ujwal; April 17th, 2018 at 10:05 AM. 
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Ganesh, are your problems translated from another language?

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