Hereâ€™s and example of a **SMART MATH** problem for **PERCENTAGES.**

**Problem**

**Problem**

Some goods together cost $35849.50. ^{th} of them are sold at a profit of 30%. At what profit / loss should the remaining be sold to realize 20% gain on the whole?

- 15% loss
- 10% loss
- 5% loss
- 10% gain
- 15% gain

**The Usual Method**

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of 35849.50 =

30% profit =

20% profit on whole =

if *x*% be the loss / gain on ^{ th} of 35849.50 =

Then,

Hence 10% loss.

**(Ans: 2)**

*Estimated Time to arrive at the answer = 60 seconds.*

**Using Technique**

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Irrespective of the original amount, you can simply solve as follows:

30 + *x* = 20

. Hence 10% loss.

**(Ans: 2)**

*Estimated Time to arrive at the answer = 5 seconds.*

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