# Word Problem 1

**Problem 1: In an exam a candidate scores 2 marks for a correct answer and loses 1 mark for every wrong answer. If he attempts for 60 questions, and gets a score of 39, how many answers he opted as correct?**

**Solution:**

There are 60 questions to be answered in the exam!

Let us suppose;

Score;

So,

But ;

So, Correct answers were 33

(math portion of job test)