# RD Sharma Solutions Class 8 Mathematics Solutions for Profit Loss Discount and Value Added Tax Exercise 13.1 in Chapter 13 - Profit Loss Discount and Value Added Tax

Question 16 Profit Loss Discount and Value Added Tax Exercise 13.1

A dishonest shopkeeper professes to sell pulses at his cost price but uses a falseweight of 950 gm for each kilogram. Find his gain percent.

Answer:

Let us consider the cost price of 1000gm pulses be Rs x

Selling price of 950 gm pulses is also = Rs x

Selling price of 1000 gm pulses = x/950 × 1000

So, Gain = SP – CP

Gain = 1000x/950 – x

= (1000x – 950x)/950

= 50x/950

Gain % = (gain/cost price) × 100

= (50x/950)/x × 100

= 50x/950x × 100

= 5/95 × 100

= 100/19

= 5 5/19%

∴ The Shopkeeper’s gain percent is 5 5/19%

Video transcript
"hello students i am rita your mass leader tutor and the today's question is a dishonest shopkeeper professes to sell pulses at his cost price but uses a false weight of 950 gram for each kilogram find his gain percent in this question first of all we let let cp of pulses is equal to rupees x and the sp of that is selling price of 950 gram of pulses is equal to rupees x also so the sp of 1 gram of pulses is equal to x divided by 950 and we have to find in each kilogram so spo kilogram it means one kilogram is equal to thousand gram thousand gram of pulses is equal to x divided by 950 into thousand okay 0 0 cancel out each other it becomes 100 by 95 x after that in the question it is given that it is a case of gain so gain is equal to sp minus cp sp is 100 by 95 x and cp is x the lcm is 95 100 x minus 95 x we got 5 by 95 x we cancel out 5 and the 5 5 and the 5 5 9 45 so it becomes 1 by 19 x this is our date and we have to find the gain percent the formula of gain percent is gain divided by cp into 100 so gain is 1 by 19 x divided by cp cp is x into 100 so x and x cancel out each other so it becomes 100 by 19 and when we divide it we got 5 is to 5 by 19 percent so this is our answer the gain percent is the gain percent is 5 is to 5 by 19 percent so this is our answer i hope you like this video so please subscribe video for more updates and do comment your questions thank you"
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