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# Word Problems 1

Problem 1 : Rs 49 were divided among 150 children, each girl has 50 pasisas and each boy 25 pasas. How many boys were there?

a) 100     b) 104        c) 50           d) 70

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Solution:

We first convert amount in rupees to paisas. Since there are 100 paisas in 1 Re, so ;

Each boy gets 25 paisas and each girl gets 50 paisas. Now let’s suppose there are ‘x’ boys and ‘y’ girls – so, total children are x+y which is equale to 150 (given);

Data can be arranged as;

so, we can get two equations from there;

Total paisas;

Total children

Multiply eq 2 by 50 from both sides, we get;

subtracting eq (1) from (3)

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So, there were 104 boys