Question c9f5b

Jun 24, 2017

$\text{Rs.} 96$

Explanation:

The final cost of the article is $\text{Rs.} 108$.

Let's consider the original price of the article to be some number $x$.

12.5%# VAT was added onto $x$ to reach the final price of $\text{Rs.} 108$:

$R i g h t a r r o w x + \frac{x}{100} \cdot 12.5 = \text{Rs.} 108$

$R i g h t a r r o w x + 0.125 x = \text{Rs.} 108$

$R i g h t a r r o w 1.125 x = \text{Rs.} 108$

$\therefore x = \text{Rs.} 96$

Therefore, the original price of the article was $\text{Rs.} 96$.