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# The original price of a washing machine which was bought for Rs 13,500 inclusive of 8% VAT is

(a) Rs 12,420

(b) Rs 14,580

(c) Rs 12,500

(d) Rs 13,492

**Solution:**

The purchase price of the washing machine includes the VAT(Value Added tax), which means that:

8% of the original price + original price = Rs. 13,500

Therefore,

Let original price be x and hence

8% of x + x = 13500

(8/100) × (x) + x = 13500

x(8/100 + 1) = 13500

1.08x = 13500

x = 13500/1.08

= (13500 × 100)/108

= (13500/108) × 100

= (1500/12) × 100

= (500/4) × 100

= 125 × 100

= Rs. 12,500

**✦ ****Try this:** Determine the original price of a washing machine which was bought for Rs13,200 inclusive of 10% VAT.

10% of the original price + original price = Rs. 15,000

Therefore,

Let original price be x and hence

10% of x + x = 13,200

(10/100) × (x) + x = 13,200

(x)(10/100 + 1) = 13,200

1.10x = 13,200

x = 13,200/1.10

= (13,200 × 100)/110

= (13,200/110) × 100

= (1200/10) × 100

= 120 × 100

= Rs. 12000

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

**NCERT Exemplar Class 8 Maths Chapter 9 Problem 16**

## The original price of a washing machine which was bought for Rs 13,500 inclusive of 8% VAT is (a) Rs 12,420, (b) Rs 14,580, (c) Rs 12,500, (d) Rs 13,492

**Summary:**

The original price of a washing machine which was bought for Rs 13,500 inclusive of 8% VAT is Rs. 12,500

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