Question

# By selling 45 lemons, a vendor loses a sum equal to the selling price of 3 lemons. Find his loss percent.

Hint: In this question the percentage of loss can be calculated as ${\text{Loss% = 100}} \times \dfrac{{{\text{Loss}}}}{{{\text{CP}}}}$. The vendor gets loss when the cost price is greater than selling price. So, use this concept to reach the solution to the question.

Consider, ${\text{Loss% = 100}} \times \dfrac{{{\text{Loss}}}}{{{\text{CP}}}}$
${\text{Loss% = 100}} \times \dfrac{{3x}}{{48x}} \\ {\text{Loss% = 100}} \times \dfrac{1}{{16}} \\ \therefore {\text{Loss% = 100}} \times 0.625 = 6.25\% \\$