## Percentage Error Solved Problem

Hey guys Another Percentage Error Solved Problem for your Daily Aptitude Dose The Youtube video will show you how to solve the below problem in the simplest method Cheers! Question : A student multiplied a number by 3/5 instead of 5/3. What is the percentage error in the calculation ?

## Orange Vendor Problem

The Orange Vendor Problem is as follows :

Question :

After selling 35% of the oranges, a fruit vendor has 260 oranges left. How many did he have originally ?

a). 390

b). 520

c). 400

d). 300

Solution :

This may take like 15 seconds at max Ok look, he has sold 35% of his oranges and has 260 left. That means that 260 oranges is (100 – 35) = 65% of the total lot. So now if you do a simple cross multiplication, you’ll get :

Oranges                               Percentage

260                    ——                65%

?                      ——              100%

So cross multiplying we get

260 X 100 = 65 X x

x = (260 X 100) /65 = 400 Hence the total number of oranges that the vendor originally had was 400 The Ram Shyam Business Problem goes like this :

Question :

Ram starts a business investing Rs.60000. After 3 months, Shyam joined him investing Rs.75000. Find the ratio of Profit shared after a year.

a). 16 : 15

b). 4 : 5

c). 3 : 5

d). 11 :15

Solution :

This should take 10 seconds at max. Forget the thousands. Just take 60 rs for 12 months and 75 Rs for (12 – 3) = 9 months.

So that is (60 X 12 ) : (75 X 9)

= 720 : 675

Divide by 45 ( Common factor)

= 16 : 15 .

Hence the correct option is a). 16 : 15 Understood ? If you have a question, you can post it on the forums and Ill gladly solve it for you 