A shopkeeper buys an article at a discount of 30% and pays sales tax at the rate of 8%. The shopkeeper, in turn, sells the article to a customer at the printed price and charges sales tax at the same rate. If the printed price of the article is ₹ 2,500; find :
(1) the price paid by the shopkeeper.
(2) the price paid by the customer.
(3) the VAT (value added tax) paid by the shopkeeper.
Printed price of an article = Rs 2500
A purchase price for shopkeeper = Rs 2500 - 30% of Rs 2500
= Rs 2500 - Rs 750 = Rs 1750
Tax paid by the shopkeeper = 8% of Rs 1750
`= 8/100 xx 1750 = "Rs" 140`
Price paid by shopkeeper = Rs 1750 + Rs 140 = Rs 1890
Sale price for shopkeeper = Rs 2500
Tax paid by customer = 8% of Rs 2500
`= 8/100 xx 2500 = "Rs" 200`
Price paid by the customer = Rs 2500 + Rs 200 = Rs 2700
VAT paid by the shopkeeper = Tax charged - Tax paid
= Rs 200 - Rs 140 = Rs 60
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