Profit and Loss Shortcuts Tricks – Quantitative Aptitude

Profit and Loss Shortcut Tricks with Formula Explanation. Profit and Loss is kind of psychometric Aptitude Preparation in quantitative aptitude. P&L questions regularly asks on several competition examinations since long time. actually Profit & Loss Formula is easy to understand if you are commerce students. for others tricks and shortcuts required to crack Profit and Loss questions with perfect answers.

Profit and Loss Formula Tricks Infograph

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the above image is info-graphic of Profit and Loss Tricks which can be easily remind and easy to understand. the following short tips for P&L Questions, please note it down below “sutras” for advanced usage in bank and competitive exams.

Profit = SP – CP
Loss = CP – SP
Profit Percentage=  (Profit*100)/CP
Loss Percentage=  (Loss*100)/CP
SP = {(100+Profit Percentage))/100}*CP

How to find Profit Percentage / Loss Percentage
the following image shows how to calculate profit percentage and loss percentage by given values of sums.
How to Find Sell Price in case of loss and profit
the following image shows how to find Sell Price from values of profit / loss and cost price.
The first one is to find Selling price in case of Profit and the second one is to find in case of loss.

Profit and Loss Shortcuts with Explanation 

Now, lets look at on Profit and Loss questions which are recently asked on several competition examination such as IBPS, SSC, SBI PO / Clerk.
Questions with Answers :

 A pair of Books was bought for Rs. 40 at a discount of 20%. What must be the marked price of each of the Books?

Let’s calculate, A pair of books price is 40rs so book price will be 20rs each.
Marked Price = X
so, 80% of X = 20
= X = 20*100/80 = 2000/80 = 25 is right answer.

Believe, if you have enough practice in profit and loss, you don’t need to remember this tricks because its so easy to be calculated.

A Book keeper  fixes the marked price of an item 35% above its cost price. The percentage of discount allowed to gain 8% is?

Let’s assume cost price = 100rs
Marked Price is = 135rs
Selling price is = 108rs
Discount = 135-108 = 27rs
so we have to find discount in percentage lets apply math rule here. if 27 is for 100 then what is for 135?
27/135*100= 20%

Sunil purchases two books at Rs.300 each. He sold one book 10% gain and other at 10% loss. What is the total loss or gain in percentage?
Ans : no profit no loss

Thanks for reading next part of Profit and Loss in Aptitude Series – 2 will be uploaded soon.

Bar Diagrams Maths – Aptitude shortcuts for Competitive Exams

A bar Diagram is a chart or we can say virtual pillars who looks like rectangular bars with lengths proportional to the values that they represent. The bars can be plotted vertically or horizontally. bar diagram is a part of data interpretation in bank exams such as ibps, po, sbi, etc.

Bar Diagrams Questions Data Interpretation in Bank – Competitive Exams

its been one of the important part in aptitude or maths subject because bar Diagrams includes 5 marks for only 1 sum. in Bar Chart, Students only required to calculate some of the figures which is mentioned on question portion. kindly note that there are many types of bar charts and bar diagrams in aptitude data interpretation

for example 
GDP of two states 
If the total GDP of BIHAR  is Rs. 1000 crore, then a GDP accounted for by Manufacturing is ?
  1. 20 Crore
  2. 200 Crore
  3. 2 Crore
  4. 50 Crore
Ans : (B) 
Part of Manufacturing sector includes 20% in all over GDP of Bihar so 1000 * 20% = 200.

Notes to be remembered in Bar Chart data interpretation 

  • students needs to practice hard on multiplication, calculation and division
  • focus on both vertical and horizontal bars and what it wants to say
  • there may be totally different pattern in bar diagrams but solution will be the same  

Examples Bar Charts in Data Interpretation 

The following bar chart represents the GDP of different states or cities during the half decades 2001 – 2005 and 2006 – 2010. all that figures are in Rs. millions
Which of the states or cities listed below accounts for the maximum GDP during the half decade 2006 to 2010 ?
The GDP of kolkata  is what fraction of GDP of the Gujarat  for the decade (approximately) ?
Which of the cities  listed below accounts for the highest GDP during the half decade 2001 to 2005 ?
Out of every Rs. 10,000 spent during the decade 2001 – 2010 approximately how much was the GDP of kerala  during the half decade 2001 – 2005 ?
solve this questions and answer it on comment section

Simple Squares and Square of Any Number -Vedic Maths

Square Techniques and shortcuts of vedic maths for competitive exams 

There are many problems in which we have to compute the square of a number, i.e. multiply a number by itself. E.g. square of 625, 3.3859 etc. Vedic maths provides a powerful method to compute the square of any number which is asked in competitive bank exams of any length with ease and get the answer in one line. lets see how we can able to use shortcuts and tricks of vedic maths into any square techniques.

Example : Number ending with 5

Numbers ending in 5 Consider the square of 35. The technique is very simple and consists of two steps.
Steps: Multiply the first number ie. 3 by the number next to it i.e. multiply 3 by 4 and write down the result as 12.
and multiply the second digit 5 itself to 5 and attach in to last.
3*4 = 12
5*5 = 25

this is look awkward right? we want to solve all the digits not only that ended with 5 ? we need static shortcut then, wait lets see the below example too 😉

How to solve Squares of any two digits number

now from following method we can crack any of the 1-99 numbers. lets practice again if we can crack 73’s square.
73 = 49-42-9  = 5329

so we select 9 as a last digit which is square of 3. after that we calculate 2 with no figure cause 9 was single digit number and then we calculate 49+4= 53.

lets say how to square 85 on this vedic maths trick?

85 = 64 | 8*5=40*2=80 | 25

lets select 5 at the last,
then calculate 0+2=2
now calculate remaining 8 with 64 8+64 = 72


wow that is epic but how we can square of 3 digit number?
simple, follow this example.

shortcuts of vedic maths to solve three digit square

124 = 12’s square | 12*4=48*2= 96 | 4’s square
       =  144 | 96 | 16
       =            15376

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