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?

Quiz

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