Word Problem 11

Problem 11: A man engaged a servant and promised to pay him after one year of service a turban and Rs 90. The servant served him for nine months and got Rs 65 and a turban. The price of the turban is;

a. Rs 25               b.Rs 15                        c.Rs 10                  d.Rs 8

— Price calculation —

Solution:

Pay for the year = Turban + Rs 90

Pay for 9 months = Turban + Rs 65

Price of turban =?

We solve this problem by assuming that;

Then,

So,

But We are given that payment for 9 months is y+65Rs, So, y +65 and eq 1 should be equal – because both are payments for 9 months  !

Simplifying ;

So, price of turban is Rs 10

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