A shopkeeper first increased the price of an article by 25% and then by 20%. What is the total percent increase? 


(a) 
40% 
(b) 
45% 
(c) 
50% 
(d) 
55% 
A shopkeeper first increased the price of an article by 25% and then by 20%. What is the total percent increase? 


(a) 
40% 
(b) 
45% 
(c) 
50% 
(d) 
55% 
Let the original price be Rs. 100.
New final price = 120% of (125% of Rs. 100) = Rs. 150.
Increase = 50%.