# Due to reduction of 25% in price of oranges a customer can purchase 4 oranges more for Rs.

Due to reduction of 25% in price of oranges a customer can purchase 4 oranges more for Rs. 16. what is original price of an orange?

## Answer/Solution

1.33

### Steps/Work

Explanation:

Recall it is based on inverse proportion or product constancy concept.

Reducion in price increase in amount

25% \inline \left ( \frac{1}{4} \right )

\inline \left ( \frac{1}{3} \right ) 33.33% = 4 oranges

It means original number of oranges = 4 x 3 = 12

\therefore original price of oranges = \inline \frac{16}{12} = Rs. 1.33

Answer: B) Rs 1.33

Recall it is based on inverse proportion or product constancy concept.

Reducion in price increase in amount

25% \inline \left ( \frac{1}{4} \right )

\inline \left ( \frac{1}{3} \right ) 33.33% = 4 oranges

It means original number of oranges = 4 x 3 = 12

\therefore original price of oranges = \inline \frac{16}{12} = Rs. 1.33

Answer: B) Rs 1.33