Calculate Loss Percent

We will learn how to calculate loss percent in an article. Loss percentage is always calculated on cost price (C.P.).

Formula to find loss% = (loss/cost price) × 100%

Solved examples:

1. By selling a machine for $9000; a loss of $1000 is suffered. Find the loss percent.


Given, S.P. of a machine = $9000 and loss made = $1000

Therefore, C.P. = S.P. + loss

                     = $9000 + $1000

                     = $10000

And, loss% = (loss/cost price) × 100%

                = (1000/10000) × 100%

                = (1/10) × 100%

                = 10%

Therefore, loss percent by selling a machine is 10%   

More examples to calculate loss percent:                          

2. By selling an article for $10000 a man losses $2000. Find the loss%.


Given, selling price of an article = $10000 and loss made = $2000

Therefore, cost price = selling price + loss

                              = $10000 + $2000

                              = $12000

And, loss% = (loss/cost price) × 100%

                 = (2000/12000) × 100%

                 = (1/6) × 100%

                 = 16   2/3%

Therefore, loss percent by selling an article is 16   2/3%.        

3. Jim bought a second hand motorcycle for $1200 and spent $200 on its repair. He sold it for $1280. Find his loss percent.


Cost price includes overhead expenses also.

Therefore, cost price = $1200 + $200 = $1400

and selling price = $1280

Since, selling price < cost price, there is a loss.

Loss = cost price - selling price

       = $1400 - $1280

       = $120

Loss percent = loss/cost price × 100

                   = 120/1400 × 100

                   = 60/7

                   = 8   4/7 %

Therefore, loss percent by selling a second hand motorcycle is 8  4/7 %


When some additional expenses are made after purchase of an article, it is added to the cost price (C.P.), these additional expenses are called overhead.

Profit And Loss

To find Profit or Loss when Cost Price and Selling Price are Given

To find Selling Price when Cost Price and Profit or Loss are Given

To find Cost Price when Selling Price and Profit or Loss are Given

Examples on Profit and Loss

Calculate Profit Percent

Calculate Loss Percent

Calculate Profit or Loss Percent

Calculate Profit and Selling Price

Calculate Loss and Selling Price

Overhead Charges

Discount and Discount Percent

6th Grade Math Practice

From Calculate Loss Percent to HOME PAGE

New! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below. Ask a Question or Answer a Question.

Didn't find what you were looking for? Or want to know more information about Math Only Math. Use this Google Search to find what you need.

Share this page: What’s this?

Recent Articles

  1. 2nd grade math Worksheets | Free Math Worksheets | By Grade and Topic

    Dec 06, 23 01:23 AM

    2nd Grade Math Worksheet
    2nd grade math worksheets is carefully planned and thoughtfully presented on mathematics for the students.

    Read More

  2. Rupees and Paise | Paise Coins | Rupee Coins | Rupee Notes

    Dec 04, 23 02:14 PM

    Different types of Indian Coins
    Money consists of rupees and paise; we require money to purchase things. 100 paise make one rupee. List of paise and rupees in the shape of coins and notes:

    Read More

  3. Months of the Year | List of 12 Months of the Year |Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr

    Dec 04, 23 01:50 PM

    Months of the Year
    There are 12 months in a year. The months are January, February, march, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December. The year begins with the January month. December is t…

    Read More

Profit And Loss - Worksheets

Worksheet on Calculating Profit or Loss

Worksheet on Calculating Cost Price

Worksheet on Calculating Selling Price

Worksheet on Cost Price and Selling Price

Worksheet on Calculating Profit or Loss Percent

Worksheet on Profit or Loss Percent

Worksheet on Calculating Overhead Charges

Worksheet on Calculating Discount

Worksheet on Discount Percent

Worksheet on Calculating Discount on Marked Price