The difference between a number and its three fifth is 50. What is the number?

  1. 150
  2. 125
  3. 130
  4. 140
Anurag Mishra Professor Asked on 24th January 2016 in Maths.
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Answer:  (2) 125

Explanation:-
Let the number be X

The difference between a number and its three fifth is 50.
Then,  X – 3 X/5 = 50
(5 X – 3 X)/5 = 50
2 X = 50 x 5
2 X = 250
X = 250/2
X = 125

Then, the number is 125.

Hence, the correct answer is option (2) 125.

Anurag Mishra Professor Answered on 28th January 2016.
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