# Profit and Loss - Quantitative Aptitude

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## Terms related to Profit and Loss

• Cost price (C.P): Price at which an item is purchased.

• Selling price (S.P): Price at which an item is sold.

• Profit: When the selling price is greater than the cost price, it is called profit.

• Loss: When the selling price is less than the cost price, it is called as loss.

• Profit or loss per cent: Profit or Loss after selling an item of Rs. 100(C.P).

• Discount: Discount is the reduction in the market price.

• Market Price: Retailer marks the price on a label and attaches it to the articles.

## Profit Calculation

Profit or Gain = selling price (S.P) - cost price (C.P)

### Example

S.P = 150, C.P = 20

Profit OR Gain = (150-120) = 30

## Loss Calculation

Loss = Cost price(C.P) - Selling price(S.P)

### Example

C.P = 100, S.P = 90

Loss = (100-90) = 10

Note: Profit or Loss per cent is always calculated on cost price(C.P).

## Formulas to calculate Profit & Loss

 (i) % of Profit = Profit x 100 Cost price
 (ii) % of Loss = Loss x 100 Cost price

(iii) In case of profit:

 S.P = C.P 100 + % of profit 100
 C.P = S.P x 100 100 + % of profit

(iv) In case of Loss:

 S.P = C.P 100 - % of Loss 100
 C.P = S.P x 100 100 - % of Loss

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