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There were 46 students in a Boys hostel. Due to the admission of eight

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There were 46 students in a Boys hostel. Due to the admission of eight new students the expenses of the hostel mess were increased by $42 per day while the average expenditure per head diminished by $1. What was the original expenditure of the hostel mess?

a. $548
b. $460
c. $594
d. $552
e. $506
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Let x = Average daily expense per head

This becomes x-1 when 8 students are added

Then orginal expense = 46x

Expense after the 8 students join = 54(x-1)

We are given

54(x-1) = 46x + 42

Solving for x, x=12

We need to find original expense 46x which is 46*12=552

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