Terry has some oranges. Out of that, 4% were thrown away, 80% of the remaining oranges were sold and he is now left with 96 oranges. What was the initial number of oranges with him?
Solution: This is a Percentages question. Let us take variable X as the total number of initial oranges with Terry.
Oranges thrown away: 4%*X
Remaining oranges: 96%*X
Oranges sold: 80%*96%*X
Total oranges left: 96 oranges
The equation for total number of oranges is therefore,
X – (4%*X + 80%*96%*X) = 96
=> X – (0.04X + 0.8*0.96*X) = 96
=> X - 0.77X = 96
=> 0.23X = 96
=> X = 300
Correct Answer: C
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