# Find Out the Maximum Marks in the Examination

In a quarterly examination a student secured 30% marks and failed by 12 marks. In the same examination another student secured 40% marks and got 28 marks more than minimum marks to pass. The examination marks in the examination is.

- 300
- 500
- 700
- 400

**Answer: (4) 400**

**Explanation:-
**Let the maximum marks in the examination is X.

According to the question,

X x 30/100 – 12 = X x 40/100 + 28

3 X/10 – 12 = 4 X/10 + 28

4 X / 10 – 3 X/10 = – 12 – 28

X/10 = – 40

X = – 40 x 10

X = 400 (Maximum Marks is never in negative)

Then, the examination marks in the examination is 400.

Hence, the answer is (4) 400.