QA – Placement Quizzes | Ratio and Proportion | Question 1

In a box, there are 10p, 25p and 50p coins in the ratio 4:9:5 with the total sum of Rs 206. How many coins of each kind does the box have?
(A) 200, 360, 160
(B) 135, 250, 150
(C) 90, 60, 110
(D) Cannot be determined


Answer: (A)

Explanation: Let the number of 10p, 25p, 50p coins be 4x, 9x, 5x respectively. Then,
4x/10 + 9x/4 + 5x/2 = 206 (Since, 10p = Rs 0.1, 25p = Rs 0.25, 50p = Rs 0.5)
=> 8x + 45x + 50x = 4120 (Multiplying both sides by 20 which is the LCM of 10, 4, 2)
=> 103x = 4120
=> x = 40.
Therefore,
No. of 10p coins = 4 x 40 = 160 (= Rs 16)
No. of 25p coins = 9 x 40 = 360 (= Rs 90)
No. of 50p coins = 5 x 40 = 200 (= Rs 100)


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