# A shirt with marked price Rs 800 was sold at Rs 680. The rate of discount allowed on the shirt is

(a) 10%

(b) 15%

(c) 20%

(d) 25%

**Solution:**

Let the Marked Price (MP) = Rs.800

The price at which the shirt is finally sold is the selling price (SP) = Rs. 680

Discount = MP - SP = Rs. 800 - Rs. 680 = Rs. 120

The rate of discount (%) = [(MP - SP)/MP] × 100

= [120/800] × 100

= [12/80] × 100

= [3/20] × 100

= 3 × [100/20]

= 3 × 5

= 15%

**✦ ****Try this:** A shirt with marked price Rs 750 was sold at Rs 700. What is the rate of discount allowed on the shirt?

The discount = MP - SP = Rs. 750 - Rs. 700 = Rs. 50

The discount % = [(MP - SP)/MP] × 100

= [(750 - 700)/750] × 100

= [50/750] × 100

= 100/15

= 20/3

= 6 ⅔%

**☛ Also Check: **NCERT Solutions for Class 8 Maths Chapter 8

**NCERT Exemplar Class 8 Maths Chapter 9 Sample Problem 1**

## A shirt with marked price Rs 800 was sold at Rs 680. The rate of discount allowed on the shirt is (a) 10%, (b) 15%, (c) 20%, (d) 25%

**Summary:**

If a shirt with marked price Rs 800 is sold at Rs 680 then the rate of discount allowed on the shirt is 15%

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