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A publisher gives his distributor a discount of 30% on the printed price of the books. the distributor sells those books to a bookseller at 20% discount on

the printed price and the book seller sells these books at the printed price calculate the profit percent made by the distributor and the book seller


let the printed price be x
 cp for distributor=0.70x
sp for distributor=0.80x
profit for distributor=0.10x
profit% for the distributor=14.2%

cp for the book seller=0.80x
sp for the book seller=x
profit% for the bookseller=25%
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Let the printed price be rs 100. Distributor cp= (100-30)% of 100= rs 70. Distributor sp= (100-20)% of 100= rs 80. Profit=sp-cp=rs10. Bookseller cp= rs 80. Bookseller sp= rs 100. Profit = sp-cp=rs 20. Distributor profit% =10/70*100= 14.2%. Bookseller profit%= 20*100/80=25%
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