### Online Exam » Aptitude » Profit And Loss

**Profit and Loss :**

Absolute gain or loss : If a thing is sold for more money that it it bought for, then it is said to be sold at a gain or profit. If a thing is sold for less amount of money then it is bought for it is said to be sold at a loss.

So, Gain = Selling price – Cost price

So, Loss = Cost price – Selling price

Relative gain or loss : Relative gain is the gain as the percentage of cost price or the gain per rupee(unit) of cost price.

**Remember:**

(a) Gain = (S.P) – (C.P) ; Loss = (C.P) – (S.P)

(d) If the S.P of two articles is the same and on one he gains say x% and on the other he loses x% then there is always a loss of x% of x.

(e) If C.P. of two articles is the same and on one he gains x% and the other loses x% then there is no gain, no loss.