Question 21

Pinky is standing in a queue at a ticket counter. Suppose the ratio of the number of persons standing ahead of Pinky to the number of persons standing behind her in the queue is 3 : 5. If the total number of persons in the queue is less than 300, then the maximum possible number of persons standing ahead of Pinky is


Correct Answer: 111

Solution

Let the number of persons standing ahead and behind of Pinky be 3a and 5a.

Total number of persons = 3a + 5a + 1(including pinky) = 8a + 1

8a + 1 < 300

8a < 299

a < 37.375

Maximum value a can take is 37.

The maximum possible number of persons standing ahead of Pinky = 3a = 3*37 = 111

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