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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.

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Common Information Question: 5/9

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%?


Rs. 187.50


Rs. 191.50


Rs. 175


Rs. 180

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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. $x$.


$10 : 125 = 82500 : x$

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

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

S.P. of one book,

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

$= \textbf{Rs. 187.50}$

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