# THE DISHONEST MERCHANT

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An unscrupulous trader decided to make some extra profit on Coffee. He bought one type of coffee powder at Rs. 32 a kilo and mixed some of it with a better quality of coffee powder bought at Rs. 40 a kilo, and he sold the blend at 43 a kilo. That gave him a profit of 25 per cent on the cost.
How many kilos of each kind must he use to make a blend of a hundred kilos weight?

JamesBond Guru Asked on 26th July 2015 in

The merchant must mix 70 Kilos of the Rs. 32 coffee with 30 Kilos of Rs. 40 coffee.

John123 Expert Answered on 26th July 2015.

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