## FoolForMath 3 years ago Just another very easy problem: In an exam, \(5%\) applicants were ineligible and \(85%\) of eligible belonged to A category. If \(4275\) eligible belong to other categories, how many applied? If you google you will be spoiling your fun :)

1. Yahoo!

30000

2. FoolForMath

Apparently that is not the correct answer.

3. annas

dont laugh but i think its 4,365

4. FoolForMath

Nopes :)

5. annas

i got it now we'll suppose no of total applicants = x 95% of which are eligible 5% are ineligible so,

6. annas

95/100 * x is the eligible category

7. annas

85/100 * x are category A and eligible 100-85 = 15 so 15/100*x are other category and eligible so, 15% of (95% of x) so 15/100 * 95/100* x 0.1425x but the question tells us that other category guyz are 4275 so 0.1425x = 4275 x= 4275/0.1425 x = 30,000 @FoolForMath i solved it :)

8. annas

hey i won :)

9. FoolForMath

I got the same answer. But to some weird reason the answer is 35,000. You may Google now :)

10. annas

ok

11. annas

any particular site ?

12. lalaly
13. Yahoo!

@FoolForMath then i was correct u told i was wrong hm.......!!

14. annas

wow thanks api

15. lalaly

hehe :D:D

16. lalaly

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