Data Interpretation Discussion

**Common Information**

The following pie-chart shows the percentage distribution of the expenditure incurred in publishing a book. Study the pie-chart and the answer the questions based on it.

Q. |
If 5500 copies are published and the transportation cost on them amounts to Rs. 82500, then what should be the selling price of the book so that the publisher can earn a profit of 25%? |

✔ A. |
Rs. 187.50 |

✖ B. |
Rs. 191.50 |

✖ C. |
Rs. 175 |

✖ D. |
Rs. 180 |

**Solution:**

Option(**A**) is correct

For the publisher to earn a profit of 25%, S.P. = 125% of C.P.

Also Transportation Cost = 10% of C.P.

Let the S.P. of 5500 books be Rs. $x$.

Then,

$10 : 125 = 82500 : x$

$x = \text{Rs. }\dfrac{125 × 82500}{10}$

$= \text{Rs. }1,031,250.$

S.P. of one book,

$= \text{Rs. }\dfrac{1,031,250}{5500}$

$= \textbf{Rs. 187.50}$