We will learn how to find cost price when selling price and profit or loss are given.

**1.** By selling a laptop for $550, a profit of 10% is made. Find its cost price.

**Solution:**

Let cost price be $100

Profit = 10% of $100

= 10/100 × $100

= $10

And selling price = $100 + $10 = $110; [we know, selling price = cost price + profit]

When selling price = $110, cost price = $100

When selling price = $1, cost price = $100/110

And, when selling price = $550, cost price = $100/110 × 550

Therefore, the cost price = $500

**2.** By selling an
article for $270, a loss of 10% is made. Find the cost price of the article.

**Solution:**

Let cost price be $100

Loss = 10% of $100

= 10/100 × $100

= $10

And selling price = $100 - $10 = $90; [since, selling price = cost price - loss]

When selling price = $90, cost price = $100

When selling price = $1, cost price = $100/90

And, when selling price = $270, cost price = $100/90 × 270

Therefore, the cost price = $300

More solved examples to find cost price when selling price and profit or loss are given:

**3.** An article was
sold for $480 at a profit of 20%. Find the cost price of the article.

**Solution:**

Let cost price be $100.

Profit = 20% of $100

= 20/100 × $100

= $20

And selling price = $100 + $20 = $120; [we know, selling price = cost price + profit]

When selling price = $120, then cost price = $100.

When selling price = $1, then cost price = $100/120.

And when selling price = $480, then cost price = $100/120 × 480

Therefore, the cost price = $400.

**4.** A man sold a
watch to his friend at a loss of 5%. If his friend paid $190 for it, find the
cost price of the watch.

**Solution:**

Let cost price be $100.

Loss = 5% of $100

= 5/100 × $100

= $5

And selling price = $100 - $5= $95; [we know, selling price = cost price + profit]

When selling price = $95, then cost price = $100

When selling price = $1, then cost price = $100/95

And when selling price = $190, then cost price = $100/95 × 190

Therefore, the cost price of the clock is $200.

**Note:**

**I. Formula to find cost price when selling price
and profit percent are given;**

Cost price = 1/(profit% + 1) × selling price

**II. Formula to find cost price when selling price
and loss percent are given;**

Cost price = 1/(loss% - 1) × selling price

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