# 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

- 64
- 72
- 80
- 85

**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