Question 56

In an examination, the average marks of 4 girls and 6 boys is 24. Each of the girls has the same marks while each of the boys has the same marks. If the marks of any girl is at most double the marks of any boy, but not less than the marks of any boy, then the number of possible distinct integer values of the total marks of 2 girls and 6 boys is

Solution

Given that the average marks of 4 girls and 6 boys is 24.

Let us assume 'b' is the marks scored by a boy and 'g' is the marks scored by a girl.

=> 4g + 6b = 10*24 = 240 ---(1)

Given that, $$b\le g\le2b$$

We need to find the distinct possible values of 2g + 6b = 2g + 240 - 4g = 240 - 2g.

From (1)

when b = g => 10g = 240 => g = 24

when b = g/2 => 7g = 240 => g = 240/7

=> 240 - 2g varies from 240 - 2*24 to 240 - 2*240/7

=> 171.42 to 192 => Integer values of 172 to 192 => 21 values.

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