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When an item is sold for Rs. 18,700, the owner loses 15%. At what price should that item be sold to get a gain of 15%?

Explanation:
When the item is sold for Rs. 18,700, loss is 15%
⇒ cost price =18700×100/85=22000
To gain 15%, selling price
=22000 × 115 / 100 = 25300

A fruit seller had some oranges. He sells 40% oranges and still has 420 oranges. How many oranges he had originally?

Explanation:
He sells 40% of oranges and still there are 420 oranges remaining.
=> 60% of oranges = 420
=> Total oranges × 60 /100 = 420
=> Total oranges = 420×100 / 60 =700

QAR, RAS, SAT, TAU, _____

Explanation:
In this series, the third letter is repeated as the first letter of the next segment. The middle letter, A, remains static. The third letters are in alphabetical order, beginning with R.

Here are some words translated from an artificial language.
myncabel means saddle horse
conowir means trail ride
cabelalma means horse blanket
Which word could mean "horse ride"?

Explanation:
Myn means saddle; cabel means horse; cono means trail; and wir means ride. Therefore, cabelwir is the correct answer.

In one km race A beats B by 4 seconds or 40 metres. How long does B take to run the kilometer?

Explanation:
This means, B takes 4 seconds to run 40 metres
=> B takes 4/40 = 1/10 seconds to run 1 metre
=> B takes 1/10 × 1000 = 100 seconds to run 1000 metre

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