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At Cambridge Junior School, there are 90 students who represent x% of total boys at the school. If the total no of boys at the school make up 40% of the total students x. Find the value of x.
a) 100
b) 120
c) 150
d) 200
e) Can not be determined.

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x% of B = 90

40% of Total Student = B(Total no. Of Boys)

While substutuing the valve , Total No. Of students = 150
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90 = x/100 * (40/100)x---->solving this gives u 150
C is answer
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90=\(\frac{xb}{100}\) and b=\([fraction]{40x}{100}[/fraction]\)
therefore 90= {40x^2}/10000
so x=150
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90=(x/100)(40/100)x ==>x=150 Ans C
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New post 29 Sep 2018, 10:19
Let total boys be B.

x% of B = 90

40% of x = B

x/b *100 = 90; 40/100 *x = b which leads to no where.

Answer E - cannot be determined.
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New post 29 Sep 2018, 10:26
Total boys =T
So based on the question stem,90=(x/100)*T
and Based on 2nd stem: T=0.4x

On solving 2 equations, taking positive root for x,answer is 150 I.e C

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90=X% * b
900=bx
B=40%*x
Substituting we get x=150
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The number of boys is represent the number for xpercent of total boys at cambridge university it's not represent the number of total boys, we had to now the value of xpercent to know the total boys at that school. And the question how much is the total students, and we can't determine the total numbers of the students if we can't determine the number of total boys at that school.

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x% of boys = 90
boys= (90/x)*100 ... (1)

40% of x = boys ... (2)

(90/x)*100 = 40% * x
x^2 = (90*100*100)/40
x= 150 (avoid negative root)
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At Cambridge Junior School, there are 90 students who represent x% of total boys at the school. If the total no of boys at the school make up 40% of the total students x. Find the value of x.
a) 100
b) 120
c) 150
d) 200
e) Can not be determined.


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\(90 = \frac{x}{100}*\)Total boys ...(1)

Total boys \(= \frac{40}{100}*Total \quad Students = \frac{40}{100}*x\) ....(2)

Putting value of Total boys from (2) into (1), we get

\(90=\frac{x}{100}* \frac{40}{100}*x\)

\(x^2=\frac{90}{40}*100^2\)

\(x= \frac{3}{2}*100=150\)
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New post 29 Sep 2018, 11:54
Let total boys be y.

90 = (x/100) * y
xy = 9000

y = (40/100)*x

Thus, x* x*(40/100) = 9000

On simplication, we get,

4*x*x = 90000

Taking square root on both sides,

2x = 300
x = 150

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New post 29 Sep 2018, 14:55
Let b be the number of boys

90 = (x/100)*B

B=(40/100)*x

90=(x/100)*(40/100)*x

x=150


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New post 29 Sep 2018, 22:12
90 students at the school represent x% of #boys

#boys are 40% of total students.

#total students not known as 90 is not given to be THE #students in the school.

so, #boys cannot be determined.
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