### Question

A and B invest in a business in the ratio 3 : 2. If 5% of the total profit goes to charity and A’s share is Rs. 855, the total profit is :

A and B invest in a business in the ratio 3 : 2. If 5% of the total profit goes to charity and A’s share is Rs. 855, the total profit is :

A. 1000

B. 2000

C. 1500

D. 500

#### Answer: C. 1500

**Solution:**

Let the total profit be Rs. 100.

After paying to charity, A’s share = (95*3/5) = Rs. 57.

If A’s share is Rs. 57, total profit = Rs. 100.

If A’s share is Rs. 855, total profit = (100/57*855) = **1500**.

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