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There is certain numbers of toys in the box. They are divided into such a way that the person who gets  (dfrac{1}{4})

of the whole gets thrice of what the others get on an average. Find the number of people amongst whom the toys are distributed?









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Option(B) is correct

If the person who gets \(\dfrac{1}{4}\) of the whole gets thrice of what the others get on an average, each one will get = \(\dfrac{1}{3}\times \dfrac{1}{4}=\dfrac{1}{12}\) of the whole.

Therefore, if there are $k$ persons other than the person who gets one-fourth, then

\(\begin{align*} \dfrac{1}{4}+\dfrac{k}{12}&=1\\ k&=9 \end{align*}\)

Hence, total number of people = 10.

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1/4= 3* (3/4)*(1/(x-1))

The above equation (from Naga's answer) has been derived like this:

The statement says that 1/4 equals 3 times 'the average'.

The average = (Toys that the remaining men get/No. of remaining men).

= (3/4) / (x-1)

= (3/4) * (1/x-1)

Now putting this average back to the statement 1:

= 1/4 = 3* (3/4) * (1/x-1)

Solving this, we get x = 10


you get the same answer with another approach!!!!

lets assume we have 1 toy and x men.

then out of x men, 1 gets 1/4 th of the toy. hence the remaining 3/4th is to be distributed among x-1 men.

according to the given statement,

1/4= 3* (3/4)*(1/(x-1))

=> (x-1)/4 = 9/4



Navjot Kaur

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