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In a certain store, the profit is 320% of the cost. If the cost increases by 25%, but the selling price remains constant, approximately what percentage of the selling price is the profit?

#### Options

30%

70%

100%

250%

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#### Solution

**70%**

**Explanation :**

Let CP = ₹ 100

Then, Profit = ₹ 320, SP = ₹ 420

New CP = 125% of ₹ 100 = ₹ 125

New SP = ₹ 420

Profit = ₹(420 - 125) = ₹ 295

∴ Required percentage

= `(295/420xx100)%=1475/21%`

= 70% (approximately)

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