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Every day a mango seller sells half his stock, 10% of the stock overnight gets spoiled. If 1983 mangoes rotted over 3 nights then how many did hi start with on the first day ?

A. 25,000

B. 24,000

C. 30,000

D. 32,000

E. None of these

Answer: Option B

Solution(By Examveda Team)

Day 1 2 3
Initial mangoes x (let) 0.45x 0.2025x
Sales 0.5x 0.225x 0.10125x
Over night remaining 0.5x 0.225x 0.10125x
Rotten 0.05x 0.0225x 0.010125x
Next day stock 0.45x 0.2025x

Thus, Total mangoes rotten amount is
⇒ 0.05x + 0.0225x + 0.010125x = 0.082625x = 1983
x = 24,000

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Comments ( 2 )

  1. Munindra Yag
    Munindra Yag :
    6 years ago

    Any other method to solve it

  2. Satish
    Satish :
    6 years ago

    any other solution

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