Word Problems 4 & 5
Problem 4: A medical student has to secure 40% marks to pass. He gets 40 and fials by 40 marks. Find the maximum marks.
So, it means , had he got 80 marks, he would have passed !. In other words 80 marks are equal to 40% of Total marks !
So, marks were 200 in total
Problem 5: A woman has certain number of mangoes of which 14% are bad. She gives 80% of the remainder as charity. Then she has 258 left. How many had she at first?
Let initially she had;
Bad mangoes are 14 % of Total mangoes;
She gives 80 % of these remaining mangoes in charity;
Now again finally remaining mangoes can be calculated as;
But as told, remaining mangoes are 258. so this number should be equal to 258;
So, She had 1500 mangoes in the beginning !