Question of The Day19-12-2019

In an examination, out of 2000 students, 72% of boys and 84% of girls pass. If the total pass percentage was 75%. Find the total number of girls.


Correct Answer : b ) 500

Explanation :

Quick Approach:

Rule of Alligation: It states that when two similar types of quantities (like marks, ingredients, percentage, weight etc.) associated with two persons or ingredients are mixed together to obtain a mean combined quantity for those persons, then

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Thus, using the rule of alligation

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Ratio of boys and girls = 3 : 1

Hence, (B) is the correct answer.

Basic Approach:

Let the number of girls be x

Thus, number of boys will be 2000 – x

According to the question

Number of boys who pass = 72% of (2000 – x)

Number of girls who pass = 84% of x

Total number of students who pass = 75% of 2000


Solving for x we get,

x = 500

Hence, (b) is the correct answer.

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