# A Contractor Undertakes to Build a Wall 1000 M Long in 50 Days. He Employs 56 Men, but at the End of 27 Days, He Finds that Only 448 M of the Wall is Built. How Many Extra Men Must the Contractor - Mathematics

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A contractor undertakes to build a wall 1000 m long in 50 days. He employs 56 men, but at the end of 27 days, he finds that only 448 m of the wall is built. How many extra men must the contractor employ so that the wall is completed in time?

#### Solution

Number of men employed in the beginning = 56

Length of wall = 1000 m No. of days = 50

In the time of 27 days, only 448 m of the wall was completed

Remaining period = 50 – 27 = 23 days

and length of wall to be completed = 1000 – 448 = 552

Now in 27 days, 448 m long wall was completed by = 1000 m

in 1 day, 448 m long was completed by = 56 x 27

in 1 day, 1 m long wall will be completed by

=(56xx27)/448 m

and in 23 days 552 m long wall be completed by

=(56xx27xx552)/(448xx25) men

=(1xx27xx24)/8 = 81 men

∴ No. of extra men required
= 81 − 56 = 25 men

Concept: Concept for Unitary Method (With Only Direct Variation Implied)
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Selina Concise Mathematics Class 8 ICSE
Chapter 10 Direct and Inverse Variations
Exercise 10 (D) | Q 11 | Page 130