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  • Brainly User
2014-09-19T07:13:35+05:30
Let the weight of the pieces be pieces 3n and 2n.
Then total weight = 3n + 2n += 5n
As price is proportional to square of the weight, 
(5n)² = 25n² = 40000 ==> n = 40

Cost of pieces will be (3n)² + (2n)²
Hence cost of pieces = (120)² + (80)² = 14400 + 6400 = 20800

Therefore loss = 40000 - 20800 = 19200
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