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154 men and 616 women are employed in a farm. The average wage per person is Rs. 141. What is the wage of a man if women are paid Rs. 5 less?

A

Rs. 145.

B

Rs. 146.

C

Rs. 144.

D

Rs. 147.

Soln.
Ans: a

Let the wage of a man and a woman be x and x - 5. We are given the average ${x × 154 + (x - 5) × 616}/{154 + 616}$ = 141. This equation can be solved for x to get Rs. 145 as the answer.


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