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If 40% of CP = 70% of SP, then find the Profit or Loss percent. 
1. 42.85% Loss
2. 24.85% Profit
3. 42.85% Profit
4. 24.85% Loss

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Correct Answer - Option 1 : 42.85% Loss

Given:

40% of CP = 70% of SP

Formula used:

Profit = Selling Price – Cost Price

Profit % = (Profit)/(Cost price) × 100

Loss = Cost Price – Selling Price

Loss % = (Loss)/(Cost price) × 100

Calculation:

Let the CP be ‘a’

According to the question,

⇒ 40/100 × a = 70/100 × SP

⇒ SP = 40a/70

⇒ SP = 4a/7

Loss = CP – SP

⇒ Loss = a – 4a/7 = 3a/7 

Loss % = Loss/CP × 100

⇒ Loss % = (3a/7)/a × 100

⇒ Loss % = 300/7 % = 42.85%

The loss percent is 42.85%

Alternate Method:

40% of CP = 70% of SP

⇒ 40/100 × CP = 70/100 × SP

⇒ SP/CP = 4/7

Loss = CP – SP

⇒ Loss = 7 – 4 = 3

⇒ Loss % = Loss/CP × 100 

⇒ Loss % = 3/7 × 100 = 300/7 = 42.85%

  The loss percent is 42.85%

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