Q. 134.4( 15 Votes )

There are 180 multiple choice questions in a test. A candidate gets 4 marks for every correct answer, and for every un-attempted or wrongly answered questions one mark is deducted from the total score of correct answers. If a candidate scored 450 marks in the test how many questions did he answer correctly?

Answer :

Number of multiple choice questions = 180

Let the number of correct answers be x.


The number of wrongly answered questions = 180 – x.


The marks awarded for every correct answer = 4.


The score of correct answers = 4x.


The marks deducted for every wrong answer = 1.


The total marks deducted = 1 (180 – x) = 180 – x.


The total score of the candidate = 450.


According to the given condition,


4x – (180 – x) = 450


4x – 180 + x = 450 (Removing bracket)


5x – 180 = 450


5x = 450 + 180 (Transposing 180 to RHS)


5x = 630


x = (Transposing 5 to RHS)


x = 126


The number of questions that the candidate answered correctly is 126.


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