Correct Answer - Option 3 : Rs. 14000

**Given:**

Selling price of the machine = Rs. 16000

Additional charges = Rs. 1500

Profit earns = 25%

**Formula used:**

C.P = S.P × 100/(100 + P%)

Where,

C.P → Cost price

S.P → Selling price

P% → Profit%

**Calculations:**

Total selling price = 16000 + 1500 = Rs. 17500

C.P = 17500 × 100/(100 + 25)

⇒ C.P = 17500 × 100/125

⇒ CP = 14000

**∴ The cost price of the machine for the seller is Rs. 14000**