# An article is sold at a loss of 20% . Had it been sold for ` 663 more, it would have fetched a profit of 12.5% . Find the cost price the article.

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by babonuhygaya

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sp of the article when it was at a loss of 20%=Rs{x-(x*20/100)}

=Rs4x/5

ATP

new sp=Rs(4x/5+663)

profit=12.5%

now,

663=x*125/1000.

therefore,x=5304.

the cp of the article is rs 5304.