# NCERT Class 8 Mathematics Solutions: Chapter 8 – Comparing Quantities Exercise 8.2 Part 1

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**Question: 1** A man got 10% increase in his salary. If his new salary is Rs. 1, 54,000 find his original salary.

**Answer:**

Let original salary be Rs. 100

Therefore, new salary i.e. 10% increase

Here, New salary = 1, 54,000

Original salary =

Hence original salary is **Rs. 1, 40,000**.

**Question: 2 **On Sunday 845 people went to the Zoo. On Monday only 169 people went. What is the percent decrease in the people visiting the Zoo on Monday?

**Answer:**

People went to Zoo on Sunday

People went to Zoo on Monday

Number of decrease in the people

Decrease

Hence decrease in the people visiting the Zoo is **80%**.

**Question: 3 **A Shopkeepers buys 80 articles for Rs. 2400 and sells them for a profit of 16%. Find the selling price of one article.

**Answer:**

No. of article = 80

Cost of articles and profit

Profit

Selling price

SP of 1 article

**Question: 4 **The cost of an article was Rs. 15,500, Rs. 450 were spent on its repairs. If it sold for a profit of 15%, find the selling price of the article.

**Answer: **

Here, C.P = Rs. 15,500 and repair cost = Rs. 450

So, total cost price

Profit

Selling price