Ombete bought 48 mangoes, 38 pawpaws and 56 bananas for sh 300. He also spent sh 100 to transport them to the market.

Class: KCPE

Subject: Mathematics

Topic: Measurement-money

Lesson Summary

Ombete bought 48 mangoes, 38 pawpaws and 56 bananas for sh 300. He also spent sh 100 to transport them to the market. On the way to the market 3 mangoes, 2 pawpaws and 5 bananas were damaged. He sold the remaining fruits as follows:
Mangoes : sh 5 for every 3
Pawpaws : sh 10 each
Bananas : sh 5 for every 3
What percentage profit did he make?

A.30%
B.70%
C.75%
D.85%



Text Answer


Selling price for : (48-3) mangoes x sh5 for every 3 =453×5=𝑠ℎ 75
(38-2) pawpaws x sh10 each = 36 x 10 = sh 360
(56-5) bananas x sh 5 for every 3 =513×5=𝑠ℎ 85

Selling price for all fruits = 75 + 360 + 85 = sh 520
Total amount spent = 300 + 100 = sh 400
Profit made = 520 – 400 = sh 120

%profit made =profitbuying price× 100
120400× 100 = 30%

The correct answer is A (30%).

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