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# GRE general question

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GRE general question [#permalink]  19 Oct 2014, 21:28
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i have a question while preparing for GAT.
In an examination paper of 5 Questions, 5 percent of the candidates answered all of them and 5 percent none of the rest,25 percent answered only one question,20 percent only 4.if 24 1/2 percent of the entire candidates answered only two questions and 200 answered only 3 questions,how many candidates appeared in examination?
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Re: GRE general question [#permalink]  20 Oct 2014, 06:46
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Let there be 100x candidates who appeared for the exam.

 Numver of Candidates Number Of questions 5x 0 25x 1 24.5x 2 200 3 20x 4 5x 5

So thats an exhaustive set, so we can write

5x+25x+24.5x+200+20x+5x = 100x

Therefore 20.5x = 200;
Now 100 x is the total number of candidates who appear in the exam. Easy to find, but the value is not coming to an integer. You sure you got all the values right?
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Re: GRE general question   [#permalink] 20 Oct 2014, 06:46
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