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MCQ

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

#### Options

50

90

18

42

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#### 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 + `40/100`x = 70

⇒ `(14x)/10`= 70

⇒ x = 70` xx10/14` = 50

Hence, we ate 50 mangoes.

Concept: Percentage, Discount and Partnership (Entrance Exam)

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