How many Camels There?

A certain number of camel’s and an equal number of men are, going somewhere. Half of the owners are on their camel’s back while the remaining ones are walking along their camels. If the number of legs walking on the ground is 70, how many camels there?

  1. 10
  2. 14
  3. 12
  4. 16
Anurag Mishra Professor Asked on 12th October 2015 in Maths.
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    Answer: (2) 14

    Explanation:-
    Let the number of camels = the number of men = X

    According to the question,
    Then, the number of legs = 4 X + 2 X (X/2)
    = 4 X + X
    = 5 X

    5 X = 70
    X = 70/5
    X = 14

    Then, the number of camels is 14.

    Hence, the answer is (2) 14.

    Anurag Mishra Professor Answered on 14th October 2015.
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