What Portion of The Assets is Now Available With Him?

If a man gives 1/4 of his assets to his son, 1/3 to his wife and 1/8 to his daughter, then what portion of the assets is now available with him?

  1. 11/24
  2. 7/24
  3. 5/24
  4. 1/8
Nitin Baudh Learner Asked on 7th September 2015 in Maths.
Add Comment
  • 1 Answer(s)

    Answer: (2) 7/24

    Explanation:-
    Let the total assets of a man be X.

    If a man gives 1/4 of his assets to his son, 1/3 to his wife and 1/8 to his daughter,
    Then, he gives total portion to his family members = X/ 4 + X/ 3 + X/ 8
    = (6 X + 8 X + 3 X)/24
    = 17 X/24

    Then, the remaining portion of the assets = X – 17 X/24
    = (24 X – 17 X)/24
    = 7 X/24
    7/24 portion of the assets is now available with him.

    Hence, the answer is (2) 7/24.

    Anurag Mishra Professor Answered on 10th September 2015.
    Add Comment
  • Your Answer

    By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.