A house owner was having his house painted. He was advised that he would require 25kg of paint. Allowing for 15% wastage and assuming that the paint is available in 2 kg cans, what would be the cost of pain purchased, if one can cost Rs.16?

## A house owner was having his house painted. He was advised that he would require 25kg of paint. Allowing for 15% wastage and assuming that the paint is availabl

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### A house owner was having his house painted. He was advised that he would require 25kg of paint. Allowing for 15% wastage and assuming that the paint is available in 2 kg cans, what would be the cost of paint purchased, if one can cost Rs.16?

### 25 kg of paint with 15% waste would amount to:

## 25 * (1.15) = 28.75 kgs of paint.

### The paint is available in 2 kg cans, so 14 cans will take care of the 28 kg, and 1 more can for the .75 kg, totalling 15 cans.

## 15 * 16 = 240

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