Calculate Profit Percent

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%.


More examples to calculate profit percent:

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%.

Profit And Loss

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Examples on Profit and Loss

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