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## A fruit seller sold a basket of fruits at 12.5% loss. Had he sold it for Rs. 108 more, he would have made a 10% gain. What is the loss in Rupees incurred by the fruit seller? General aptitude GATE 2018

A fruit seller sold a basket of fruits at 12.5% loss. Had he sold it for Rs. 108 more, he
would have made a 10% gain. What is the loss in Rupees incurred by the fruit seller?
(A) 48 (B) 52 (C) 60 (D) 108

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C) 60

Profit = 10%x

Loss=12.5%x

-12.5%x + 108 =10%x

22.5x or 225/1000 of x =108

108*1000/225 =x

480 =x

Means ₹480 was cost price

Now

Loss=12.5% of 480

125/1000*480=60

Thus ₹60 was loss

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