How Many Sweet did Each Child Receive? If

720 sweets were distributed equally amongst the children in such a way that the number of sweets received by each child is 20% of the total number of children. How many sweets did each child receive?

  1. 12
  2. 14
  3. 11
  4. 15

 

Monis Rasool Professor Asked on 15th September 2015 in Maths.
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Answer: (1) 12

Explanation:-
Let the number of children be X.
The total number of sweets = 720

According to the question,
X x X x 20/100 = 720
X2/5 = 720
X2 = 720 x 5
X2 = 3600
Square root on both sides,
X = 60

Then, the total number of children is 60

The number of sweets = 60 x 20/100
= 12

Then, the number of sweets each children receive is 12.

Hence, the answer is (1) 12.

Anurag Mishra Professor Answered on 15th September 2015.
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