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When a certain amount of money was distributed among 8 boys, each of them got Rs. 36 more than the amount received by 14 boys when the same amount was distributed among them. What was the amount?


Rs. 672.


Rs. 674.


Rs. 670.


Rs. 676.

Ans: a

If x is the amount, $x/8 - x/14 = 36$, which can be re-arranged to get x = ${36 × 14 × 8}/{14 - 8}$ = Rs. 672.

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