**On selling a watch at 3/10 of the marked price there is a loss of 16 percent. What will be the ratio of the marked price and the cost price of the watch?**

a) 19 : 8

b) 8 : 5

c) 14 : 5

d) 7 : 4

Ans : c) 14 : 5

SSC Constable GD Exam Paper : Elementary Mathematics

### Solution :

Let M is Marked Price

The watch is sold at 3/10 of marked price. Selling Price (S) = 3/10M

There is a loss of 16% on the sale. So, the selling price S = 84% of Cost Price (C)

Put up value of S :

Ratio of the marked price and the cost price of the watch is 14:5