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A shepherd had n goats in the year 2000. In 2001 the no. of goats increased by 40%. In 2002 the no.

A shepherd had n goats in the year 2000. In 2001 the no. of goats increased by 40%. In 2002 the no. of goats declined to 70%. In 2003 the no. of goats grew by 30%. In 2004, he sold 10% goats, and then he had only 34398 goats. The percentage increase of the no. of goats in this duration was:

  • Option 1)

    14.66%

  • Option 2)

    16.66%

  • Option 3)

    20%

  • Option 4)

    25%

  • Option 5)

    33.33%

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There is no need to use the no of goats i.e (34,398). let initially thete be 1000 goats then

1000\rightarrow 1400\rightarrow 980\rightarrow 1274\rightarrow 1146.6

Thus the % increase =\frac{1146.6-1000}{1000}\times 100=14.66\; ^{0}/_{0}

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