# How many men were there in the beginning?

A certain number of men can do a work in 60 If there were 8 men more it could be finished in 10 days less. How many men were there in the beginning

- 40
- 35
- 45
- 50

** Answer: (1) 40 **

**Explanation:-**

Let the number of men in the beginning be X.

According to the question,

(X + 8)/X = 60/50

by cross multiplication,

50 (X + 8) = 60 X

50 X + 50 x 8 = 60 X

60 X – 50 X = 400

10 X = 400

X = 400/10

X = 40

Then, the number of men in the beginning was 40.

Hence, the correct answer is option (1) 40.