# Jusum buys some chocolates at the rate of Rs. 10 per chocolate. She also buys an equal number of candies at the rate of 5 per candy. She makes a 20% profit on chocolates and 8% profit on candies. At the end of the day, all chocolates and candies are sold out and her profit is Rs. 240. Find the number of chocolates purchased.

Let Jusum purchased x chocolates

Total cost of chocolates = Rs. 10x

Similarly, she purchased x candies

Total cost of candies = Rs.5x

According to the question

Profit on chocolates = 20% of 10x = 20/100 × 10x = Rs. 2x

Profit on candies = 8% of 5x = 8/100 × 5x = Rs. 0.4x

Total profit = 2x + 0.4x = Rs. 2.4x

But it is given that total profit is Rs. 240

According to the question

2.4x = 240

x = 100

(divide by 2.4 on both the sides)

Hence she purchased 100 chocolates

Rate this question :

How useful is this solution?
We strive to provide quality solutions. Please rate us to serve you better.
Related Videos  Linear Equation in One Variable46 mins  Champ Quiz | Linear Equation in One Variable44 mins  Genius Quiz | Solutions of Linear equation in One Variable26 mins  Quiz | Linear Equation in One Variable48 mins  Quiz | Imp. Qs. on Linear Equation in One Variable34 mins  Champ Quiz | Trail of Questions on Transposition Method51 mins  NCERT | Imp. Question Discussion on Linear Equation in One Variable43 mins  NCERT - Imp. Qs. Discussion From Linear Equation in One Variable45 mins  Applications of Linear Equations in One Variable37 mins  Foundation | Cracking Previous Years IMO Questions42 mins
Try our Mini CourseMaster Important Topics in 7 DaysLearn from IITians, NITians, Doctors & Academic Experts
Dedicated counsellor for each student
24X7 Doubt Resolution
Daily Report Card
Detailed Performance Evaluation view all courses 