# Word Problem 16

**Problem 16: A medical student has to secure 40% marks to pass. He gets 40 marks ans fails by 80 marks. The maximum marks are;**

**a. 500 b, 400 c. 200 d. 300**

**Marks calculation —**

**Solution: **

We suppose total marks are ‘x’

Since given that pass marks are 40% of total marks;

But the student gets 40 marks and fails by 80 marks . This means he would have been passed had he got 80 more marks !

**So, total marks are 300**