Instructions

Help Distress (HD) is an NGO involved in providing assistance to people suffering from natural disasters. Currently, it has 37 volunteers. They are involved in three projects: Tsunami Relief (TR) in Tamil Nadu, Flood Relief (FR) in Maharashtra, and Earthquake Relief (ER) in Gujarat. Each volunteer working with Help Distress has to be involved in at least one relief work project.

• A Maximum number of volunteers are involved in the FR project. Among them, the number of volunteers involved in FR project alone is equal to the volunteers having additional involvement in the ER project.
• The number of volunteers involved in the ER project alone is double the number of volunteers involved in all the three projects.
• 17 volunteers are involved in the TR project.
• The number of volunteers involved in the TR project alone is one less than the number ofvolunteers involved in ER project alone.

• Ten volunteers involved in the TR project are also involved in at least one more project.

Question 60

# After the withdrawal of volunteers, as indicated in the previous question, some new volunteers joined the NGO. Each one of them was allotted only one project in a manner such that, the number of volunteers working in one project alone for each of the three projects became identical. At that point, it was also found that the number of volunteers involved in FR and ER projects was the same as the number of volunteers involved in TR and ER projects. Which of the projects now has the highest number of volunteers?

Solution

Consider p volunteers be added to TR project and q be added to each of FR and ER projects.

Then, 7 + p = 8 + q => p = q + 1

Also, Number of volunteers working on TR = 7 + q + 1 + 4 + 5 = 17 + q

Number of volunteers working on FR = 17 + q

Number of volunteers working on ER = 18 + q.

So if we take any values we get ER  greater than both FR and TR.

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