Question 74

Suppose, C1, C2, C3, C4, and C5 are five companies. The profits made by Cl, C2, and C3 are in the ratio 9 : 10 : 8 while the profits made by C2, C4, and C5 are in the ratio 18 : 19 : 20. If C5 has made a profit of Rs 19 crore more than C1, then the total profit (in Rs) made by all five companies is

Solution

Given,

C1 : C2 : C3 = 9 : 10 : 8 ... i

C2 : C4 : C5 = 18 : 19 : 20 ... ii

Let's multiply i by 9 and ii by 5

C1 : C2 : C3 = 81 : 90 : 72

C2 : C4 : C5 = 90 : 95 : 100

Therefore, C1 : C2 : C3 : C4 : C5 = 81 : 90 : 72 : 95 : 100

Given,

100x - 81x = 19

x = 1

Hence, total profit = 100 + 95 + 72 + 90 + 81 = 438

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