NCERT Class 8 Mathematics Solutions: Chapter 8 – Comparing Quantities Exercise 8.2 Part 2 (For CBSE, ICSE, IAS, NET, NRA 2022)

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Two Method of How to Find Market Price

Question: 5 A VCR and TV were bought for ₹ 8,000 each. The shopkeeper made a loss of 4 % the VCR and a profit of 8 % on the TV. Find the gain or loss percent on the whole transaction.


Cost price of VCR = ₹ 8000 and Cost price of TV = ₹ 8000

Loss on VCR

Profit on TV

Overall profit

% Profit

Hence, 2 % gain on the whole transaction.

Question: 6 During a sale, a shop offered a discount of 10 % on the marked prices of all the items. What would a customer have to pay for a pair of jeans marked at ₹ 1450 and two shirts marked at ₹ 850 each?


Rate of discount on all items = 10 %

Marked Price of a pair of jeans = ₹ 1450 and Marked Price of a shirt = ₹ 850

Total Price of a pair of jeans and two shirts

Effective price after discount

Hence, customer has to pay ₹ 2835