# If the selling price of 18 oranges is equal to the cost price of 16 oranges, find the loss percent.

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If the selling price of 18 oranges is equal to the cost price of 16 oranges, find the loss percent.

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Selling price of 18 oranges = cost price of 16 oranges

Let cost price of 1 orange = Rs. x

Selling price of 18 oranges = Rs. 16x

∴ selling price of 1 orange = $\frac{16x}{18}$

Loss = x - $\frac{16x}{18}$ = Rs. $\frac{2x}{18}$ = Rs. $\frac{x}{9}$

= Loss% = $\frac{loss}{cost\,price}$x 100 = $\frac{\cfrac{x}{9}}{x}$x 100 = $\frac{1}{9}$x 100 = $11\frac{1}{9}$%