# The total money spent by them was :

9 men went to a hotel 8 of them spent 30 each over their meals and then 9th spent Rs. 20 more than the average expenditure of all the nine. The total money spent by them was

- Rs. 292.50
- Rs. 272.50
- Rs. 312.50
- Rs. 325.50

**Answer: (1) Rs. 292.50**

**Explanation:-**

Let the average expenditure of all the nine be Rs. X

Therefore, money spent by the ninth man = Rs. (X + 20)

Total money spent by them = 9 X

Then, 9 X = 8 x 30 + (X + 20)

9 X = 240 + X + 20

9 X – X = 260

8 X = 260

X = 260/8

Then, total money spent by them = 260 x 9/8

= Rs. 192.50

Hence, the correct answer is option (1) Rs. 292.50