#### Question

How much should a man invest in Rs. 100 shares selling at Rs. 85 to obtain an annual income of Rs. 1,800; if the dividend declared is 12%? Also, find the percentage return on this investment.

#### Solution

i) Nominal value of 1 share = Rs. 100

Market value of 1 share = Rs. 85 Let no. of shares purchased = n

Nominal value of n shares = Rs. (100n)

∴ 12% of Rs(100n) = Rs. 1,800

⇒ `12 /100`× 100n = Rs. 1,800

⇒ n = `(1,800 ×100) /(12 ×100)`= 150 shares

Market value of 150 shares = Rs. 85 × 150 = Rs. 12,750

(ii) Income % = `("Income")/("Investment")`×100%

= `(1,800)/( 12,750)`×100%

= 14.12%.

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Solution How Much Should a Man Invest in Rs. 100 Shares Selling at Rs. 85 to Obtain an Annual Income of Rs. 1,800; If the Dividend Declared is 12%? Also, Find the Percentage Return on this Investment. Concept: Shares and Dividends.