The price of sugar has increased by 25%. If a family wants to keep its expenses on sugar unaltered, then the family will have to reduce the consumption of sugar by?

By Ritesh|Updated : November 2nd, 2022
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The price of sugar has increased by 25%. If a family wants to keep its expenses on sugar unaltered, then the family will have to reduce the consumption of sugar by 20%. It is given that Increase in the price of sugar = 25%.

By seeing the question we can use the formula

Expense = Price × Quantity

Calculation part using the above formula

Consider the initial expenses as Rs.100 on sugar

If the price rises by 25%

New price = (100 + 100 × 25%) = 125

Rs. 25 must be subtracted from Rs. 125 to keep the cost the same.

= 125 - 25 = 100

Decrease in the consumption = 25/125 × 100 = 20%

Summary:

The price of sugar has increased by 25%. If a family wants to keep its expenses on sugar unaltered, then the family will have to reduce the consumption of sugar by?

Sugar has gone up in price by 25%. A family must cut their sugar consumption by 20% if they wish to maintain their current sugar spending.

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