Aptitude Discussion

Q. |
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? |

✖ A. |
8 |

✔ B. |
10 |

✖ C. |
12 |

✖ D. |
9 |

**Solution:**

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.**

**Navjot Kaur**

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