Tips And Tricks And Shortcuts For Successive Discounts

Successive Discount Tips and Tricks and Shortcuts

The most important question is which discount is better among Successive discount and One Time Discount. So here by means of an example, we will explain the simple tricks to solve these Successive Discount based question quickly 

  • What is the Successive Discounts of 10% and 20% 

10% = 10/100 = 1/10 (Now subtract numerator from denominator 

Which is 10 – 1 = 9 

Similarly, 20 % = 20/100 = 2/10 (Now subtract numerator from denominator) 

Which is 10 – 2 = 8 

Now Multiply 10 * 10 and 9 * 8 

We get 100 and 72. 

Now subtract 72 from 100 = 28 

Therefore, Successive Discounts is 28%  

tips and tricks to solve successive discount

Tips and Tricks and Shortcuts for Successive Discount.

Type 1: If there are two discounts (1st discount is x% and 2nd  discount is y%) 

Question 1. 

The marked price of a toy is Rs.1000. The storekeeper offers 10% discount on the toy at first and then offers 20% discount on the new price. What final price do the customer need to pay?  

Options.

 A. Rs 720 

B. Rs280 

C. Rs440 

D. Rs300 

Solution:

 1st discount (M) = 10%  

2nd discount (N) = 20%  

Total discount = M + N – MN/100 

Total discount = 10 + 20 – (10 * 20) / 100 

Total discount = 28% 

28% of 1000 = Rs. 280 

Selling Price = Marked Price – discount 

Selling Price = 1000  280 = Rs 720 

Correct option: A 

Successive Discounts Tips and Tricks and Shortcuts

Type 2If there are more than two discounts (1st discount is x%, 2nd  discount is y% and 3rd discount z%) 

Question 1.

 The marked price of a toy is Rs.1000. The storekeeper offers 10% discount on the toy at first and then offers 20% discount and lastly offers 30% discount on the new price. What final price do the customer need to pay?  

Options

ARs 500 

B. Rs 502 

C. Rs 504

D. Rs506 

Solution:  

First, calculate for first 2 discounts = 28% (as calculated in question 1) 

Now discount D = 28 % and Z = 30 % 

Total discount = D + Z + DZ/100 

Total discount = [28 + 30 – (28 * 30) / 100] % 

Total discount = 49.6% 

Discount = 49.6% of 1000 = 496 

Selling Price = 1000  496 = Rs 504 

Correct option: C 

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