Choose the correct answer from the alternatives given. A grocer mixes 26 kg of tea which costs him Rs.2.00 a kg with 30 kg of tea which costs Rs. 3.60 a kg and sells the mixture at Rs. 3 a kg. What is his total percentage of gain?
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Correct option is B)
Let the CP of the mixture be Rs. x. Using the rule of alligation, 3026=x−23.60−x
13x−26=54−15x 28x=80 x = 2880 CP of mixture = 2880 SP of mixture = 3 Profit = 28803−2880×100=5%