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### Question

306 men and 204 women are employed in a farm. The average wage per person is Rs. 168. What is the wage of a man if women are paid Rs. 5 less?

**A**

Rs. 170.

**B**

Rs. 171.

**C**

Rs. 169.

**D**

Rs. 172.

**Soln.**

**Ans: a**

Let the wage of a man and a woman be x and x - 5. We are given the average ${x × 306 + (x - 5) × 204}/{306 + 204}$ = 168. This equation can be solved for x to get Rs. 170 as the answer.