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# What price should a shopkeeper mark on an article that costs him Rs 600 to gain 20%, after allowing a discount of 10%

**Solution:**

Let the Marked Price(MP) = Rs. x

Discounted Price = x - Discount @10% = x - 0.10x = 0.9x

The discounted price fetches a gain of 20% and the cost price is Rs. 600 Therefore,

(120/100) × 600 = 0.9x

720 = 0.9x

Marked Price (x) = 720/0.9 = Rs. 800

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Let the Marked Price(MP) = Rs. x

Discounted Price = x - Discount @10% = x - 0.20x = 0.80x

The discounted price fetches a gain of 20% and the cost price is Rs. 600 Therefore,

(125/100) × 800 = 0.80x

1000 = 0.80x

Marked Price (x) = 1000/0.8= Rs. 1250

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**NCERT Exemplar Class 8 Maths Chapter 9 Problem 102**

## What price should a shopkeeper mark on an article that costs him Rs 600 to gain 20%, after allowing a discount of 10%

**Summary:**

A shopkeeper should mark Rs. 800 on an article that costs him Rs 600 to gain 20%, after allowing a discount of 10%

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