# In an examination, questions were asked in five sections. Out of the total students, 5% candidates cleared the cut-off in all the sections and 5% cleared none. Of the rest, 25% cleared only one section and 20% cleared four sections. If 24.5% of the entire candidates cleared two sections and 300 candidates cleared three sections. Find out how many candidates appeared at the examination?

A. 1000

B. 1200

C. 1500

D. 2000

E. 1800

**Answer: Option B **

__Solution(By Examveda Team)__

Passed in none = 5% Passed in all = 5%

Passed in four = 20% of 90% = 18%

Passed in one = 25% of 90% = 22.5%

Passed in two = 24.5%

Passed in three = (100 - 5 - 5 - 22.5 - 24.5 - 18) = 25%

But given 300 students passed in three

Hence, 25% = 300

So, 100% = 1200

1200 students must have appeared

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A. $$\frac{1}{4}$$

B. $$\frac{1}{3}$$

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22.5 what it means?

how u get 22.5?

sir you have not mentioned about passed in one and how you got 22.5

Ooppps sorry.... Its correct

Sir. It will be 2000 students. You have not considered two section student