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# A candidate who gets 20% points fails by 10 points but

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A candidate who gets 20% points fails by 10 points but [#permalink]  19 Sep 2003, 08:45
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A candidate who gets 20% points fails by 10 points but another candidate who gets 42% points gets 12% points more than the passing grade. Find the maximum points in the test.

1) 50
2) 100
3) 150
4) 200

Peter got 30% of the maximum marks in an examination and failed by 10 marks. However, Paul who took the same examination got 40% of the total marks and got 15 marks more than the passing marks. What was the passing marks in the examination?

(1) 35 (2) 250 (3) 75 (4) 85

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Re: PS : Percentages [#permalink]  21 Sep 2003, 11:44
1- 0.2X + 10= 0.42X - 0.12X
10 = 0.1X
100 = X

2- 0.3X + 10 = 0.4X - 15
25 = 0.1X
250 = X
Re: PS : Percentages   [#permalink] 21 Sep 2003, 11:44
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