# A Has Some Mangoes. He Sold 40% More than He Ate. If He Sold 70 Mangoes, How Many Did He Eat? - Mathematics

MCQ

A has some mangoes. He sold 40% more than he ate. If he sold 70 mangoes, how many did he eat?

• 50

• 90

• 18

• 42

#### Solution

50
Explanation :
Let he ate x mangoes.
Then, sold mangoes = x + 40% of x
But given sold mangoes = 70
x + 40% of x = 70

⇒    x + 40/100x = 70

⇒  (14x)/10= 70

⇒   x = 70 xx10/14 = 50

Hence, we ate 50 mangoes.

Concept: Percentage, Discount and Partnership (Entrance Exam)
Is there an error in this question or solution?