How Many Wicket Taken by the Cricketer? If

A cricketer whose bowling average is 12.4 runs per wicket, takes 5 wickets for 26 runs and thereby decreases his average by 0.4. The number of wickets taken by him till the last match was

  1. 64
  2.  72
  3.  80
  4.  85
Manish Listener Asked on 9th July 2015 in Reasoning Questions.
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    Answer: (4) 85
    Explanation:-
    Let be the number of wickets in the last match = X
    According to the question,
    (12. 4 X + 26)/(X + 5) = 12
    12.4 X + 26 = 12 x (X + 5)                        ( by cross multiplication)
    12.4  X + 26 = 12 X + 12 x 5
    12.4 X – 12 X = 60 – 26
    0.4 X  = 34
    X = 34/0.4
    X = 85
    Hence, the answer is (4) 85

    Anurag Mishra Professor Answered on 18th July 2015.
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