Q. 434.4( 15 Votes )

Rs. 6500 were divided equally among a certain number of persons. Had there bees 1 15 more persons, each would have got Rs. 30 less. Find the original number of persons.

Answer :

Let x be the no. of person and y is amount taken by each person.


……(1)


when 15 more person appear then


……(2)


On solving both (1) and (2) equation


subtracting (2) from (1)





3250 = x2 + 15x


x2 + 15x – 3250 = 0


On applying Sreedhracharya formula







X = – 65 or X = 50


The persons are 50 (As positive values are only considered).


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