A shopkeeper earns a profit of 5 by selling a new register and incurs a loss of2 per register on old stock. In a particular day, he incurs a loss of 36, byselling 10 new registers. How many old registers did he sell on that particularday??

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Answer:  Let assume the loss from sale of old regiters be \x

  profit on selling 10 New registers =\50 Rs.

Total loss =36 Rs.

So , Total loss = Loss from old resisters - profite from new registers

\ Rightarrow 36=x-50Rightarrow x=86

So , loss from old register is 86 Rs. , however loss from one old register is 2 Rs. 

Hence total old registers sold= 86/2=43 old registers

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