Profit and Loss

Profit and loss depends on the cost price and selling price of an article.

Suppose, if a person buys an article for $70 and sells it for $100.

The cost-price (C.P.) of an article is the price at which the article is bought = $70

The selling-price (S.P.) of an article is the price at which the article is sold = $100

Since, the selling price of the article is more than its cost price; it is sold at a profit.

and, profit (gain) = $100 - $70 = $30

Thus, profit (gain) = selling price - cost price

i.e. profit (gain) = S.P. - C.P.

Similarly, if a person buys an article for $100 and sells it for $90;

The cost-price of the article = $100

and its selling price = $90

Since, the selling price of the article is less than the cost price; it is sold at a loss.

and, loss = $100 - $90 = $10

Thus, loss = cost price - selling price

i.e. loss = C.P. - S.P.

Note: S.P. is the short form for selling price and C.P. is the short form for cost price.


Corollary:

1. When selling price is more than cost price, there is a profit.

(i) profit = selling price - cost price            i.e. profit = S.P. - C.P.

(ii) selling price = cost price + profit          i.e. S.P. = C.P. + profit

(iii) cost price = selling price - profit          i.e. C.P. = S.P. - profit


2. When selling price is less than cost price, there is a loss.

(i) loss = cost price - selling price                i.e. loss = C.P. - S.P.

(ii) selling price = cost price - loss               i.e. S.P. = C.P. - loss

(iii) cost price = selling price + loss             i.e. C.P. = S.P. + loss

 

Solved examples on profit and loss:

1. A man bought an article for $10.50 and sold it for $12.

Here the cost price (C.P.) of the article is $10.50 and the selling price (S.P.) of the article is $12.00. Since the selling price of an article is more than its cost price; it is sold at a profit (gain).

Profit = selling price (S.P.) - cost price (C.P.)

        = $12.00 - $10.50

        = $1.50


2. A boy bought a second hand bicycle for $570. After one year he sold it for $350.

Here the cost price (C.P.) of the bicycle is $570 and the selling price (S.P.) of the bicycle is $350. Since the selling price of an article is less than its cost price; it is sold at a loss.

Loss = cost price (C.P.) - selling price (S.P.)

       = $570 - $350

       = $220

Profit And Loss

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

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