Mayank buys some candies for Rs 15 a dozen and an equal number of different candies for Rs 12 a dozen. He sells all for Rs 16.50 a dozen and makes a profit of Rs 150. How many dozens of candies did he buy altogether?

A) 50

B) 30

C) 25

D) 45

Option (A)

From CAT 2017 – Quantitative Aptitude – Arithmetic – Profit and Loss, we can see that,

Number of candies he bought of type 1 = n

Number of candies he bought of type 2 = n

Total candies = 2n

SP = 16.5 * 2n =33n

CP = 12n +15n = 27n

Profit = SP-CP = 6n = 150

n = 25

Total candies = 2n = 50

Option (A)

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