An article was sold for Rs 250 with a profit of 5% . What was its cost price ?

Selling price = Rs.250

Profit = 5%

5% of 250 = (250*5) / 100

= 1250 / 100

= Rs.12.5

Cost price = Selling price - Profit amount

= 250 - 12.5

=237.5

Therefore, cost price was Rs. 237.5.

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i think answer is 238
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