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A candidate scoring 25% marks in an exam fails by 30.

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A candidate scoring 25% marks in an exam fails by 30. [#permalink] New post 30 Dec 2004, 14:32
A candidate scoring 25% marks in an exam fails by 30.
Another canditate scoring 50% marks same exam gets 20 marks more than the pass cut off. what is the pass percentage.
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Re: Another Percent Problem [#permalink] New post 30 Dec 2004, 17:02
rxs0005 wrote:
A candidate scoring 25% marks in an exam fails by 30.
Another canditate scoring 50% marks same exam gets 20 marks more than the pass cut off. what is the pass percentage.


full marks = x
pass marks= y


.25 of x = y - 30.
.50 of x = y +20

solving these equations, x = 200 marks
y= 80 marks
y in ters of x in %=80/200 = 40%
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 [#permalink] New post 31 Dec 2004, 10:14
you guyzz are right well done!!
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