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

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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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