# Percentage Help!?Due to 25% hike in the price hike in the price of rice

Due to 25% hike in the price hike in the price of rice,a person is able to purchase 20 kg more of rice of Rs 400 . Find the initial price..pls explain in detail with steps

25% * 400 = 100

with 100 Rs he buys extra 20 kg

100 / 20 = 5Rs per kg

#1

If there is a price hike , he cannot buy more rice . Must be less rice.

#2

If the price was raised you would have to buy less rice for the same amount of money

#3

x+20 kg of rice is now bought for 400

price of x + 20 kg of rice before hike = 400*100/125(320)

#4

20 kg of rice = Rs 400 .

Since it is a revised price

25% = 400rs

Therefore 100% = 400*100/25

Therefore Initial price = 1600Rs for 80 kg

#5

The question is wrong because with a hike in the price of rice, a person will have to buy less amount of rice with the same amount of money.

#6

The question is wrong..

If the rate has increased the amount purchasable will be less..

It could have been like:He is able to purchase 20 Kg less or the price may have not hiked but reduced...

So sorry nobody can solve this question...

#7

due to 25% price hike of petrol a person can buy 20 litter less petrol for rs. 5000 what is the intial price

#8