We will learn how to calculate profit percent. Profit percentage is always calculated on cost price (C.P.).
Formula to find profit% = profit/C.P. × 100%.
1. By selling goods for $9000; a profit of $1000 is made. Find the profit percent.
Solution:
Given, selling price of goods = $9000 and profit made = $1000
Therefore, C.P. = S.P.  profit
= $9000  $1000
= $8000
And, profit% = (profit/cost price) × 100%
= (1000/8000) × 100%
= (1/8) × 100%
= 12.5%
Therefore, profit percent by selling goods is 12.5%.
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2. By selling a machine at $240 a man gains 25%. What would be his gain percent by selling the machine at $216?
Solution:
Let cost price (C.P.) = $ 100
Gain = 25%
Selling price = $100 + $25 = $125
If selling price is $125, then cost price is $100.
If selling price is $1, then cost price is $(100/125)
If selling price is $240, then cost price is $100/125 × 240 = $192
Now, if the S.P. is $ 216, then gain = $216  $192 = $24
Gain% = gain/cost Price (C.P.) × 100
= 24/192 × 100
= 25/2
= 12 1/2
Therefore, gain percent by selling a machine is 12 1/2%.
3. If the selling price of 20 books is the same as the cost price of 21 books. Find the profit percent.
Solution:
Let cost price of each book be $1
Cost price of 20 books = $1 × 20 = $20.
Selling price of 20 books = cost price of 21 books = $21.
Profit = selling price  cost price
= $21  $20
= $1
Profits% = profit/cost price × 100
= 1/20 × 100
= 100/20
= 5
Therefore, profit percent is 5%.
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