Q. 114.2( 16 Votes )

A garrison of 900 men had provisions for 42 days. However, a reinforcement of 500 men arrived. For how many days will the food last now?

Answer :

More the number of men, lesser the days to feed them by given food. So, it is an inverse proportion.


Let the required days be x.


900 × 42 = 1400 × x


x = = 27 days


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