**221. A shopkeeper sold an article offering a discount of 5% and earned a profit of 23.5%. What would have been the percentage of profit earned if no discount was offered?**

A. 24.5

B. 28.5**C. 30**

D. Data inadequate

E. None of these

**222. The cost price of an article is 64% of the marked price. Calculate the gain percent after allowing a discount of 12%?**

**A. 37.5%**

B. 48%

C. 50.5%

D. 52%

**223. By selling an umbrella for Rs. 300, a shop keeper gains 20%. During a clearance sale, the shopkeeper allows a discount of 10% on the marked price. His gain percent during the sale is:________?**

A. 7

B. 7.5**C. 8**

D. 9

**224. The price of a VCR is marked at Rs. 12,000. If successive discounts of 15%, 10% and 5% be allowed, then at what price does a customer buy it?**

A. Rs. 8400**B. Rs. 8721**

C. Rs. 8856

D. None of these

**225. If I purchased 11 books for Rs. 10 and sold all at the rate of 10 books for Rs. 11, the profit percent**

A. 10%

B. 11%**C. 21%**

D. 100%

**226. If books bought at prices ranging from Rs. 200 to Rs. 350 are sold at prices ranging from Rs. 300 to Rs. 425. What is the greatest possible profit that might be made in selling 8 books?**

A. Rs. 400

B. Rs. 600

C. Cannot be determined**D. None of these**

**227. A man sells 320 mangoes at the cost of 400 mangoes. His gain percent is:_________?**

A. 10%

B. 15%

C. 20%**D. 25%**

**228. There would be 10% loss if rice is sold at Rs. 5.40 per kg. At what price per kg should it be sold to earn a profit of 20%**

A. Rs. 6

B. Rs. 6.48

C. Rs. 7.02**D. Rs. 7.20**

**229. There would be 10% loss if a toy is said at Rs. 10.80 per piece. At what price should it be sold to earn a profit of 20%?**

A. Rs. 12

B. Rs. 12.96**C. Rs. 14.40**

D. None of these

**230. A man buys 10 articles for Rs. 8 and Sells them at the rate of Rs. 1.25 per article. His gain is:________?**

A. 20%

B. 50%

C. 19 ½ %**D. 56 ¼ %**