# The price of an article is ₹ 25. After two successive cuts

Percentages
The price of an article is ₹ 25. After two successive cuts by the same percentage, the price becomes ₹ 20.25. If each time the cut was x%, then

- x = 9
- x = 10
- x = 11
- x = 11.5

### Answer

We have the following equation,

25 (1 - x/100) (1 - x/100) = 20.25

⇨ (1 - x/100)^{2} = 20.25 / 25 = 0.81

⇨ (1 - x/100) = 0.9

⇨ x/100 = 0.1

⇨ x = 10

**The correct option is B.**