# What Number was Multiplied? If

A boy was asked to multiply a certain number by 25. He multiplied it by 52 and got the answer more than the correct one by 324. The number to be multiplied was-

- 12
- 15
- 17
- 25

**Answer: (1) 12**

**Explanation:-**

Let the number to be multiplied was X.

According to the question,

X x 52 – X x 25 = 324

52 X – 25 X = 324

27 X = 324

X = 324/27

X = 12

Hence, the answer is (1) 12.