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# A Man Buys 400, Twenty-rupee Shares at a Discount of 20% and Receives a Return of 12% on His Money. Calculate: (1) the Amount Invested by Him. (2) the Rate of Dividend Paid by the Company. - ICSE Class 10 - Mathematics

#### Question

A man buys 400, twenty-rupee shares at a discount of 20% and receives a return of 12% on his money. Calculate:

(1) the amount invested by him.

(2) the rate of dividend paid by the company.

#### Solution

Nominal value of 1 share = Rs 20

Market value of 1 share = Rs 20 – 20% of Rs 20

= Rs 20 – Rs 4 = Rs 16

No. of shares purchased = 400

Nominal value of 400 shares = 400 x 20 = Rs 8,000

(i) Market value of 400 shares = 400 x 16 = Rs 6,400

(ii) Return%= 12%

Income = 12% of Rs 6,400

= 12/100 xx "Rs"  6400 = "Rs"  768

Dividend%= "Income"/"Nominal value" xx 100%

= 768/8000 xx 100% = 9.6%

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Solution A Man Buys 400, Twenty-rupee Shares at a Discount of 20% and Receives a Return of 12% on His Money. Calculate: (1) the Amount Invested by Him. (2) the Rate of Dividend Paid by the Company. Concept: Shares and Dividends.
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