# laxmi sold 2 sarees for 2185 each on one she lost 5% while on other she gained 15% find gain or loss percent in the whole transaction

Given, the selling price of each saree is Rs 2185.

Let Rs x and Rs y be the cost price of the two sarees.

Gain on selling one saree = 15%

∴ S.P. – C.P. = 15% of C.P. Loss on selling the other saree = 5%

∴ C.P. – S.P. = 5% of C.P. ∴ Total cost price of two sarees = Rs 1900 + Rs 2300 = Rs 4200

Total selling price of two sarees = 2 × Rs 2185 = Rs 4370

Since total cost price of two sarees is less than total selling price of two sarees, therefore, Laxmi gains in the whole transaction.

Gain = Rs 4370 – Rs 4200 = Rs 170 Thus, Gain % in the whole transaction in approximately 4.05 %.

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sp of each saree = 2185

on one she lost 5 %

we will find the cp

2185 = x - 5% of x

2185 = x - x/20

2185 = 21x / 19

x = 2300

on other she gain 15 %

gain = 15 / 100 * 2300

gain = 345

so sp = 2645

total cp = 2300 + 2645

= 4945

total sp = 4370

profit in whole = 575

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